Take the Frustration Out of Printing Back to Back Reading A to Z Books

If you are like me and many other teachers I know, you have spent many frustrating hours trying to turn a Reading A to Z book into an actual book.  In the end, you probably resorted to printing the book our one sided and stapled the top left hand corner.  Well, one day I finally had enough and thought, if I can make it through four years of undergrad and a two year Master's program I should be able to figure out how to create a proper Reading A to Z book.  After several trials and errors, I did.  Before following the steps below, make sure you are connected to a printer that can easily print back to back and you have Adobe Acrobat downloaded onto your computer.

Here is the step-by-step process for printing a Reading A-Z book.
Instructions for a book that opens from right to left:
1.  Find a book on Reading A-Z.
2.  Click double sided book.
3.  Wait for it to show up in the bottom left hand corner of your browser.
4.  Click on the rectangle at the bottom left hand corner of your browser.
5.  Click the download icon in the new window that your book of choice showed up in.
6.  Save as a PDF.
7.  Open in Adobe Acrobat.
8.  Click the "Print File" icon.
9.  Now that the "Print" window is open, make sure the following circles and boxes are clicked:  "All", "Fit", "Print on both sides of paper", "Print on short edge", "Landscape".
10. Click print.
11.  Fold and staple.

 
Instructions for a book that opens from bottom to top:
1.  Find a book on Reading A-Z.
2.  Click "Fold Only Double Sided Book".
3.  Wait for it to show up in the bottom left hand corner of your browser.
4.  Click on the rectangle at the bottom left hand corner of your browser.
5.  Click the download icon in the new window that your book of choice showed up in.
6.  Save as a PDF
7.  Open in Adobe Acrobat.
8.  Click the "Print File" icon.
9.  Now that the "Print" window is open, make sure the following circles and boxes are clicked:  "All", "Fit", "Print on both sides of paper", "Print on long edge", "Portrait".
10. Click print.
11. Fold and staple.
I hope this helps save many frustrating hours and excites your students by having his/her own actual book.
By Joseph M. Thompson
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