I recently discovered lapbooks and love them! I decided to have my students create one for summer school. It was the perfect project for the 7 half days I taught. (I know what you're thinking- Why did I even bother teaching for that short amount of time? Trust me the paycheck was worth it!) Anyways, a lapbook is just a folder that holds activities for any theme or lesson you like. I used the book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (I heart Judy Blume!). I read aloud 1 or 2 chapters a day and then we did a section of the lapbook afterwards. For example, on day 1 after reading the chapters, we discussed visualizing while reading and then the kids drew a picture of the most vivid mental picture they had while I had read. After they were completed, we glued it to the bottom portion of the lapbook. Another day we discussed character traits and did a character wheel. Now they have a nice collection of activities that they can bring home. I plan to use these for Social Studies and Science next year. I included the link to the great website I use to get some of the templates for the activities at the end of this post. Here is a picture of the cover and the inside of the lapbooks. (Sorry, I know it's kind of hard to see.) Has anyone else tried lapbooks?