Teaching Tip #34: Quilts

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8

The purpose of quilt squares is for students to extend comprehension of a story as well as celebrate what they've read.

Steps to Create a Quilt:

1. Design each quilt square.


2. Make the quilt squares.


3. Assemble your quilt.

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Why Use:

  • Involves the four traditional modes of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
  • Includes two visual modes: viewing and visually representing.

When to Use:

  • As an end-of-the-year project.
  • As a celebration for book week.
  • As a final project for a thematic unit or literature unit.

How it Connects to the Standards:

  • Students integrate information presented in various media and different formats to understand the topic.
  • Students determine the theme.
  • Students analyze how visual elements contribute to meaning.