Interactive Student Notebook for Middle School ELA


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Interactive Student Notebook for Middle School ELA

  1. 1. Interactive Student NotebookInteractive Student Notebook English Language ArtsEnglish Language Arts 77thth & 8& 8thth GradesGrades Mrs. PryorMrs. Pryor
  2. 2. Have you ever heard yourself say . . .
  3. 3. Get it together with your
  4. 4. What is an Interactive Student Notebook? • A personalized textbook • A working portfolio – all of your notes, class work, quizzes – in one convenient spot. What is the purpose of the notebook? • The purpose of the interactive student notebook (ISN) is to enable you to be a creative, independent, and reflective thinker and writer throughout the year. Interactive student notebooks will be used for class notes, as well as for other activities where you will be asked to express your own ideas and process and/or apply the information and skills learned in this class. It also helps you review for tests.
  5. 5. Purpose • Be a creative, independent, and reflective thinker and writer throughout the year. • Express your own ideas and process and/or apply the information and skills learned in this class.
  6. 6. Left SideLeft Side Right Side Student Responses Page # Teacher Information Page # Title Date Title Date
  7. 7. Left Side • The Left Side belongs to Mrs. Pryor • The Left Side has all “testable” information; it’s what you will be learning: – Date – Title and Unit pages – Vocabulary – Class, reading, and discussion notes – Worksheets – Table of Contents – Study Guides – Quizzes – Content and Language Objectives – Other relevant information
  8. 8. Left Side 1. Should be completely done. 2. Should clearly have both the title of the assignment at the top and the date centered to the right of the title. The page should be numbered at the bottom right-hand and left-hand corner. 3. All assignments should be in chronological order by the times they were assigned.
  9. 9. Examples of Left Side Assignments (Teacher) • Articles, graphs, charts, diagrams • Notes, quizzes, tests, foldables • Graphic Organizers / Thinking Maps • In-class Assignments, mini-lessons • Recording Sheets • Etc.
  10. 10. Right Side • Right Side is to record your thinking, reflections, questions, thoughts, impressions, connections, and wonderings. • The Right Side belongs to YOU! – Apply skills learned in class – Use graphs, charts, Venn Diagrams, research from internet – Make connections between new and old learning – Questions – Thinking Maps – Poems – Songs – Homework – Classwork – Brainstorming – Sketches related to learning – Other relevant information
  11. 11. NOTE: • All Right Side assignments should be done only on right sides, unless other instructed by teacher. • Each fully-completed and correct Right Side assignment earns a grade. • Any missing part (date, title, incomplete, etc.) will cause points to be deducted.
  12. 12. Examples of Right Side Assignments
  13. 13. All of these can be done for the Right Side of each Left Side page. Every individual Left Side page (even for many pages of the same assignment) must have an accompanying Right Side activity.
  14. 14. Advertisements
  15. 15. Illustrated Outlines
  16. 16. Sensory Figures
  17. 17. Sensory Figures, cont.
  18. 18. Concept Map
  19. 19. Illustrated Timelines
  20. 20. Illustrated Timelines, Cont.
  21. 21. Venn Diagram
  22. 22. Student Materials What materials do I need? •5 Star (or comparable) 5-subject college-ruled notebook, 8.5” x 11” •Highlighters (multi-colored) •Glue stick/Elmer’s glue •Assorted color pencils •Colored markers •Pencil sharpener/pencil (mechanical accepted, too) •Scotch Tape
  23. 23. Maintaining the Interactive Notebook • No ripped out pages or torn corners • No doodling that doesn’t relate to notes • Date, title, and number each page – Everyone’s ISN must MATCH!
  24. 24. After being absent, be sure to check the teacher notebook and get caught up!
  25. 25. Deductions for Lateness and Lack of Chronological Order 1. If a student has forgotten to bring their notebook for that particular class when a notebook check is announced, they may bring it by the very next calendar day, but 50% will be deducted from their notebook score for that check. After two calendar days, no points can be earned for that notebook check. 2. Any Right Side assignment that is found to be out of chronological order will cause a 10% reduction in the overall score of a notebook evaluation.
  26. 26. Be prepared and take great pride in your work! Each time the notebook is evaluated, it will constitute a test grade. Notebook checks are unannounced and can occur at any random time during the school year.
  27. 27. How long should it take to work on my notebook? • Normally class time is given to work on Right Side assignments; however, they may need to be finished at home. The expectation is that you will revisit Left and Right Side to review the material and prepare for tests and quizzes. Once you have a good understanding of the kinds of Right Side activities that can be done, it should take you about 15/20 minutes to complete a right side.
  28. 28. Setting up theSetting up the Interactive StudentInteractive Student NotebookNotebook THE ISNTHE ISN Setting up the Interactive Student Notebook THE ISN
  29. 29. Initial Set Up 1. The notebook should be set up following the directions given by Mrs. Pryor in class (a copy of these can be found on our class website and will be the first item glued into the ISN). 2. The Table of Contents must be updated regularly and will be checked during each notebook check. 3. Any missing or incomplete part of these directions will cause a deduction in the overall evaluation grade each time the notebook is evaluated.
  30. 30. #2 (evens)#1 (odds) Date Title Title Date
  31. 31. Cover • Your cover must be clearly labeled to include: – ELA (or full English Language Arts) – ISN – Your Name – Period – 2013-2014 • You MAY include pictures, drawings (with four or more colors), designs, etc. that express who you are as a person, but this is not required (not here, at least…).
  32. 32. Title Page • Using photos, clippings, markers (must use at least 4 colors), glue, paper, and scissors, etc., decorate the Title Page (first notebook page visible once the ISN is opened) of your Interactive Student Notebook to show the many varied facets of your role in English Language Arts as a WORLD CHANGER.