A great way to encourage student writing in any content area is through the use of hands-on activities such as folded books. Because the books are student made, they take ownership of the project and invest more time and effort into the work. Below you will find directions to a wide variety of foldables.
Websites on Folded Books:
Folded Books (Kite, Clover, Heart)
Accordion Fold Book - PDF
Not Your Same Old Book Report
Jacob's Ladder Book - PDF
Catawba County Schools: Foldables
Do Foldables Work in the High School Classroom?
Teaching in Room 6: The Cutest Little Foldable Book Ever!
Tech-It & Take It: Let's Make Books