“Foldables” are basically 3 D graphic organizers. Graphic organizers are great tools to help English Language Learners (and all students) categorize content in a way to make it more accessible to them (you might also want to check-out Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers).
I’ve found them particularly helpful in Social Studies classes, but they’re useful in all subjects. “One-dimensional” graphic organizers are equally useful. Foldables, though, generally provide space for more content and are also good for a change-of-pace.
Here are my choices for The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”:
The Catawba County Schools have a great Foldables Page that includes many examples.
ELL Classroom has several blog posts describing their use of foldables with English Language Learners.
United States History has a number of examples of how foldables can be used to review…United States History.
Social Studies Foldables has a ton of templates that can be downloaded.
Here’s a simple Slideshare presentation that describes the use of foldables.
Teacher Melinda Sprinkle has a blog focused on using foldables in the classroom.
Foldables and Notebookables is from “TeachFine.”
Suggestions and feedback, as always, are welcome.