A Laminating Project That Can Change the Way Kids Read

Yes, you can make bookmarks with your laminator. But these bookmarks are different. Thinkmark bookmarks  act as a “shout out” to any section of a book to help kids think more about what they are reading.

How It Works

1. Create Thinksmart bookmarks for students using a classroom laminator. Cut them out.

2. Give the reading assignment

3. As they read, they will be asked to find specific parts of the book during each day’s reading assignment. As a teacher, you might want them to find the part that makes them laugh,  or to find the part that leaves them confused for discussion later. With over ten callouts on the Thinksmart bookmark, a student reader can always find the section that is most important for that day’s reading.

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Download the template, laminate and trim.

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Encourage Reading. Let Kids Make Custom Laminated Bookmarks

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One way to keep kids reading is to turn it into a fun and easy craft project. With a laminator and your personal computer, you can get the kids creating cool and interesting bookmarks that they can say they made themselves.

On your computer create a document in a word processing program or paint program that is 2.78” wide by 6.47” long. This is your bookmark template.

You can decorate it on the computer with images, quotes from favorite books or designs. You can also print the templates and let the kids design the templates with crayons or markers.

They can make scary bookmarks for scary books and silly ones for silly books. The possibilities are endless.

Once the kids are done decorating, insert the pages into your Fellowes laminator.

Trim the edges for cool, durable bookmarks that will last  the new school year.

For free bookmark templates  that are already designed, click here: bookmark templates

Look for other great laminating ideas with free downloadable templates at the Idea Center:  Fellowes Laminator Idea Center

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