I think I have a new love. I absolutely LOVE zines. A zine is a tiny booklet that provides information. It is a handmade booklet that can be created to describe, persuade, or inform about any topic.
Using Zines in the Classroom
Finding writing center activities that appeal to upper elementary, middle school, and high school students can be challenging. The goals are to have students practice writing and want to do it. This is where zines come in to help. Since zines look like tiny booklets, students do not feel as though they are writing an essay. Plus, zines enable students to get creative. They can add artwork,illustrations, plus graphs and charts to their texts. Use them in math and reading too!
A few days ago, I stayed up into the wee hours in the morning making math zines. I needed to review geometry with a student. Then the idea came to me, create zines!
When students create their own booklets and add illustrations, it adds meaning to what they create. Teacher created zines are fun too because they present information in a unique way.