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Bookmark Example

What is a Bookmark and Why are They Relevant to Any Lesson?

A bookmark is a thin marker that is placed in a book to help you remember where you left off. But bookmarks can be much more than that. They can help students to stay organized, to remember important details, and to engage with the material they are reading. By creating their own bookmarks, students can personalize their reading experience and make it more meaningful. Here are some benefits of bookmarks:

  • Encourages Reading: By giving students their own personalized bookmarks, they are motivated to read more and are more likely to finish a book.
  • Organizational Tool: Bookmarks help students document where they left off in their reading, saving time and hassle.
  • Aids in Retention: Using a bookmark to mark significant parts of a book, such as character development or plot twists, helps students remember what they've read.
  • Supports Creativity: Creating bookmarks encourages students to think creatively by designing their own bookmarks using a variety of resources, such as free templates, graphics, and illustrations.
  • Teaches Important Skills: Making bookmarks can teach students important skills like formatting, editing, and layout. It also introduces them to basic graphic design principles.
  • Fun and Engaging: Creating bookmarks is a fun and engaging activity for students of all ages, making it a perfect addition to any lesson or subject.
  • Encourages Ownership: Personalized bookmarks allow students to take ownership of their reading materials, making them feel more invested in the content.
  • Cost-Effective: With the availability of free printable bookmark templates, creating bookmarks is a cost-effective way to add an extra layer of creativity and personalization to any lesson.

Design A Bookmark: Ideas for Incorporating Bookmarks into Lessons

Bookmarks can be used in many different ways, depending on the age level and subject. Check out some of our ideas below:

Pre-K to Second Grade

  • Have students create bookmarks with pictures of their favorite animals or characters from a book they read in class.
  • Use bookmarks to help children practice identifying letters, numbers, and shapes.
  • Have children draw pictures of what they read and write a brief summary on their bookmark designs.

Third Grade to Sixth Grade

  • Have students create bookmarks with vocabulary words or important concepts from the book they're reading.
  • Use bookmarks as prompts for class discussions by having students create bookmarks with discussion questions related to the book they're reading.
  • Have students create bookmarks with illustrations or pictures related to the book's theme or characters or help them come up with other bookmark drawing ideas.

Middle School and High School Students

  • Use bookmarks to help students organize their research by having them create bookmarks with links to websites and other resources they find.
  • Have students create bookmarks with quotes or key ideas from the book they're reading and explain how they relate to the book's themes or plot.
  • Use bookmarks to help students analyze the structure and plot of a book by having them create bookmarks with key events and plot points.

Creative Ideas for Constructing/Making Printable Bookmark Templates

Making bookmarks can be a fun and creative activity for students of all ages. Here are some ideas:

  • Use free printable bookmark templates that can be easily downloaded.
  • Decorate bookmarks with personal illustrations and details that reflect the student's personality or interests.
  • Use different types of paper, such as cardstock or construction paper, or even stickers to add texture and interest to bookmarks.

    • Storyboard That Free Bookmark Maker

      Storyboard That is the right bookmark maker for you to create bookmarks for your favorite books. With a variety of custom bookmarks designs to choose from, including free blank bookmark templates, creating customized bookmarks has never been easier. Using the Storyboard That bookmark creator, kids and readers of all ages can browse through an extensive collection of icons and graphics to create personalized bookmarks that fit their unique style.

      How to Make A Bookmark


      Choose One of the Premade Templates

      We have lots of templates to choose from. Take a look at our example for inspiration!


      Click on "Copy Template"

      Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


      Give Your Worksheet a Name!

      Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


      Edit Your Worksheet

      This is where you will include directions, specific colors and images, and make any aesthetic changes that you would like. The options are endless!


      Click "Save and Exit"

      When you are finished with your worksheet, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.


      Next Steps

      From here you can print, download as a PDF, attach it to an assignment and use it digitally, and more!

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      Happy Creating!

      Frequently Asked Questions about Bookmarks

      What size are bookmarks?

      Bookmarks can vary in size, but a typical bookmark is around 2 inches by 6 inches.

      What materials do I need to make bookmarks?

      You can make bookmarks using paper, cardstock, markers, pencils, pens, scissors, and other materials you have on hand or even online bookmark creators like Storyboard That.

      How do I personalize a bookmark?

      You can personalize a bookmark by adding your own illustrations, images, and details that reflect your personality or interests. You can figure out how to print bookmarks that are already fully designed with free bookmark makers online, or you can work with templates and adjust your design after printing. There are online bookmark makers with templates to help you create your own bookmark.

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