Boy reading book
Let's Make Books

Right click on the links below and chose "Save Target As". Now chose where you want to save the file and then click "Save. When the Download completes, click the "Open" button and you will have the PowerPoint file ready to work with.

Step Book Accordion Book Slit Book
Pop-Up Book (ppt) Poof Book - large Fact Wallet
Fold Fold Book (ppt) Fan Book (ppt)

Mini Poof Book (ppt)
Shape Books Flip Flap Book Flip Flap Foldable
Stapleless Books online Mystery Puzzle Boxes (Word doc) small Large Mystery Puzzle Box (ppt)
Circle Books Shirt Book Riddle Booklets

For more ideas about making books visit


Use the pictures and information from the following websites to do a sample Fan Book during the workshop.
Facts About Louisiana

Astronomy for Kids - The Planets

The Internet Picture Dictionary

Don't forget!!! To copy a picture from the Internet, just right click on it, then chose "Copy".

Pattern Writing
Kid Pix 3 is one of the best software programs available to allow computer users to produce projects and presentations of all kinds. It's versatility and ease of use makes it one of the most valuable tools for teachers and students. Pattern writing using books is an excellent project for students of all ages. The pattern from Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? was used along with George Rodrigue's Blue Dog to create the Blue Dog Book.
Blue Dog Kid Pix slide
Click here to download the template for
"Santa Claus, Santa Claus, What do you see?"(PowerPoint file)

Click here to download the template for
"Leprechaun, Leprechaun, What do you see?" (PowerPoint file)

Books to use with Pattern Writing are:
L is for Louisiana by Cecelia Dartez The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
Fortunately A My Name is Alice
That's Good ! That's Bad by Margery Cuyler It Didn't Frighten Me

Author Studies

An Author Study is another great way to encourage students to read. The possibilities for Author Study projects are endless.

Click here for some links to children's authors.

Children's Authors and Illustrators from Kennesaw State University is a fabulous resource for teachers preparing Author Studies.

Some of our favorite Author Studies are:

This page was last updated on Sunday, October 21, 2007.