I made these books with a class of ESL learners as part of a unit on seeds, when at the last minute I was asked to be in the class for an hour. We discussed what I expected of them first and I showed them what I would like them to write on each page (one page was enough to then display on the board). For those learners who needed more support, I made myself available on the carpet and they came and went, when they felt they needed that help. I had the example sentence written on the board. For some this was easy to refer to, but for others, they needed scribing. If you had the majority of learners who needed high levels of support, you could perhaps provide a template for the book. All up, this lesson was really successful and these particular students love making books.
|A finished page. Students taped a seed to the paper.|