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Thanks to Jodi Small for writing the lessons for this Flat Stanley unit study.

Flat Stanley Unit Study Lessons

This unit study includes lessons and printables based on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown.

Here are some sample lessons from the Flat Stanley Unit Study:

Math: Measurements
In Chapter 1, the nurse measures Stanley using a ruler to give to the tailor. Practice measuring items around the house using your ruler. Take an object and see how long, how wide and how thin that item is. See how many items you can find that are as thin as Stanley.

Social Studies: Transportation
In Chapter 2, Stanley’s dad mailed Stanley to California because it was cheaper than a train or plane ticket. Discuss these methods of transportation.

Train: Trains are faster than automobiles and buses, but slower than airplanes. Discuss different types of engines – steam, coal, diesel. Discuss different kinds of cars – hopper, flatbeds, boxcars, passenger. What is the purpose of a caboose? Who works on a train? Check out a video on trains.

Airplane: Fastest mode of transportation and probably the most expensive. Discuss the difference between airplanes and jets.
Make paper airplanes and fly them. How many different ways can you fold the paper and still make it fly?

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Flat Stanley Lapbook Printables

In addition to the unit study lessons, the file includes mini-books for your student to create a Flat Stanley Lapbook.

  • California Map Shutterfold Book
  • Abbreviations Petal Book
  • Occupations Clipboards
  • Newspaper Article Pocket
  • Parts of a Newspaper Shapes
  • Discrimination Shutterfold Book
  • Onomatopoeia Fan
  • Vocabulary Envelopes
  • Marshmallow Experiment Accordion
  • Healthy Habits Tab Book
  • Plane vs. Train Venn Diagram Flap Book
  • My Sibling Hotdog Book
  • My Stamp Designs Simple Fold Book
  • Cloud Types Layer Book
  • And more!

How to Get Started with Your Flat Stanley Unit Study & Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Flat Stanley Unit Study:

  1. Buy a copy of the book, Flat Stanley, or borrow one from your local library.
  2. Print the Flat Stanley unit study.
  3. Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
  4. Choose and prepare the lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
  5. Enjoy learning with Flat Stanley!

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