Language Arts Flip Books


Hi friends!  I wanted to share with you something we made recently that the kids really loved – language arts flip books!  

Our principal recently asked us to include more grammar/language activities in our literacy instruction.  Since there’s quite a few terms for my 2nd graders to remember (synonym, antonym, verb, noun, adjective, etc.), I wanted my kiddos to have some kind of support to use during language activities.  I didn’t want them just sitting there doing nothing because they couldn’t remember what the word “adjective” meant.  So, I created the language flip books to serve as reference guides for them.   

I did the printing, folding, and stapling (which didn’t take too long – maybe 20 minutes).  Here’s a photo of all their flip books ready to go!

Each child was responsible for gluing down the labels for each page (and coloring in the “cover” label).  The pack does include a color version, but we are running low on color ink at my school so I just used the black and white.

The next day, we started writing in the books.  The flip books already had definitions and language rules in them, but I left room for the kids to fill in their own examples (with the hope that this would make the books more meaningful to them).  So we started filling in examples for: nouns, verbs, adjectives, synonyms, antonyms, capitalization, root words, prefixes, suffixes, and different punctuation marks (not all in one day – I spread it out over 3 days so we could spend time reviewing each concept).

Now, when we do language, grammar, or vocabulary practice, they just take out these books and keep them handy!  To me, it’s much easier than hanging up a few different anchor charts, since wall space in my classroom is at a premium.  Plus, the kids can take these out when they are writing independently and look up when they need to capitalize, or to see what kind of punctuation they should be using.

You can grab these books by clicking {here}.  I promise they aren’t difficult to fold and create!  I’ve included detailed photos and step-by-step directions to help you out.  Happy teaching!


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I’m Alison, a literacy specialist. I love getting kids excited about reading and writing – and sharing teaching ideas with other teachers!

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