The Force of Folding

I just wrapped up a few creative writing classes in which we were studying the Origami Yoda books. For the uninitiated, these are fantastic middle-grade books by author Tom Angleberger. There are three books so far: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Darth Paper Strikes Back, and—the latest—The Secret of the Fortune Wookie (featuring my all-time favourite character).

Speaking of fortune, I’ve had the great joy to meet Tom Angleberger in person. He is certainly full of the Force, which you can tell if you listen to the interview we did in 2011. 

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Darth Paper Strikes Back The Secret of the Fortune Wookie

One of the best things about the Origami Yoda books is that they offer teachers lots of great hands-on activities, foremost of which is Star Wars Origami. I thought I would post some pictures of some of my students’ creations.

Origami Star Wars

Origami Star Wars

Origami Star Wars

Origami Star Wars

Origami Star Wars

Origami Star Wars

By the way, I hope the next book involves Boba Fett (or whatever the origami equivalent of his name will be)!

The Secret of the Fortune Wookie

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