Teachers can tailor each mini book to the unique needs of their students and grade level. You can add or reduce pages that fit your learners, insert more content as learning evolves, and adjust the level of difficulty.
Move beyond basic worksheets or stand-alone lessons by using mini books as a complete unit. Kids love having complete and creative stories to read and engage with.
The process of creating mini books gives students the chance to use a lot of different skills at once: reading, writing, coloring, cutting with scissors, and presenting as they share their books with others.
Mini books are an awesome way to focus students’ attention on the structure of a book. They become familiar with components like a cover and title page, and they see the general process of beginning, middle, and end in storytelling.
As students work to create their own unique book, they express themselves in creative ways. Kids really get into personalizing their books and putting their own unique stamp on them!
Teachers love our mini books because they are downloadable and photocopy ready. There are also extension activities for each book, so you can customize the book to fit your students’ needs and interests.
Mini books are easy to send home for at-home reading with parents. We’d like to think every child has access to books at home, but sadly, this isn’t always the case. Creating mini books in class together helps kids build an at-home library and can be a highly relevant, meaningful way to take learning home.
Perhaps the most valuable benefit to mini books comes when children share their books with parents, friends, or siblings. Because they have worked so hard and have created a meaningful product, kids are eager to show it to everyone! The pride and sense of accomplishment kids get from building and designing their very own books is amazing!