English Notebook

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  • English Notebook

    1. 1. Interactive Notebook Your Key to Success in English
    2. 2. Is this your last year’s notebook?
    3. 3. . . .or is this it?
    4. 4. It’s time to organize your notes
    5. 5. Did you know...
    6. 6. Did you know...Taking effective notes can help studentsraise their marks?
    7. 7. Did you know...Taking effective notes can help studentsraise their marks?In research studies, students wholearned to take good notes raised theirmarks -- 34 percentile!
    8. 8. Did you know...Taking effective notes can help studentsraise their marks?In research studies, students wholearned to take good notes raised theirmarks -- 34 percentile!Learning to take good notes is one of themost effective things you can do tobecome a better learner.
    9. 9. And. . .Note making is one of theessential learningsfor this course
    10. 10. What is a Notebook?A personalized textbookA working portfolio -- all of your notesand class work in one convenient spot!
    11. 11. Why use this format?Writing down lecturenotes does not meanthat you have learnedthe information.
    12. 12. Why use this format?• You must actively do something with the information before you really understand it. Note-taking becomes an active process.
    13. 13. Why use this format?• You will organize as you learn. You will record ideas about every activity you engage in.• You will use organizational techniques such as topic headings, coloured highlights, and different writing styles to synthesize concepts.
    14. 14. Why use this format?• It gives you permission to be playful and creative in your responses without "messing up" your notes. When you are creative, you will remember more.
    15. 15. Why use this format?• It helps me as a teacher to see how much you understand and to adjust my teaching to give you what you need.
    16. 16. Bottom lineIt will serve as a portfolio, showingeverything you have done over the courseof the semester.You will have the best study guide forMs. Arseneault’s English class right inyour hands at exam time!
    17. 17. Okay, so what’s the deal? Divide the notebook into sections: Table of contents Course information Reading Writing Notes Vocabulary and Literary Terms
    18. 18. Table of ContentsFront of your notebookUpdate on a daily basisYour “Note” pages will be numbered tocorrelate with the ToC
    19. 19. Writer’s Notebook:
    20. 20. Writer’s Notebook:A “Hilroy” type of notebook
    21. 21. Writer’s Notebook:A “Hilroy” type of notebookIt must have holes for the binder
    22. 22. Writer’s Notebook:A “Hilroy” type of notebookIt must have holes for the binderContains your “Quick Writes” and otherexperimentation with writing strategies
    23. 23. Notes:Double-sided entriesDate and number each page
    24. 24. Double-sided NotesLeft Side Right SideStudent Teacherprocesses provides noteswhat is on or handout, orthe right student takesside notes on a text or lecture
    25. 25. It’s simple: Left- Right- Student Teacher Processing Recording
    26. 26. Notebook pages:Sept 7, 2010 3 Sept. 7, 2010 4 “The Lottery” Reduce In this space, record Reflect everything that you Recap can write down! Reformulate Left Right
    27. 27. Maintaining your notebook:
    28. 28. Maintaining your notebook: No doodling that does not relate to notes
    29. 29. Maintaining your notebook: No doodling that does not relate to notes Contains only English work (no other classes!)
    30. 30. Maintaining your notebook: No doodling that does not relate to notes Contains only English work (no other classes!) Date each page and date and number each page in the “Notes” section
    31. 31. Maintaining your notebook: No doodling that does not relate to notes Contains only English work (no other classes!) Date each page and date and number each page in the “Notes” section Make sure each page is in its proper section
    32. 32. Does it “count”?Yep
    33. 33. Evaluation
    34. 34. EvaluationYour notebooks will be checked periodically.
    35. 35. EvaluationYour notebooks will be checked periodically.At times, I will spot check your notebooks and give youinstant feedback.
    36. 36. EvaluationYour notebooks will be checked periodically.At times, I will spot check your notebooks and give youinstant feedback.Other times, I will grade your notebooks onthoroughness, quality and accuracy of work,organization, and visual appeal.
    37. 37. EvaluationYour notebooks will be checked periodically.At times, I will spot check your notebooks and give youinstant feedback.Other times, I will grade your notebooks onthoroughness, quality and accuracy of work,organization, and visual appeal.Every assignment should be complete and neat.
    38. 38. EvaluationYour notebooks will be checked periodically.At times, I will spot check your notebooks and give youinstant feedback.Other times, I will grade your notebooks onthoroughness, quality and accuracy of work,organization, and visual appeal.Every assignment should be complete and neat.Your artistic or creative touch should be visiblethroughout the notebook. Use colour, pictures, anddiagrams in order to reinforce class materials.
    39. 39. EvaluationYour notebooks will be checked periodically.At times, I will spot check your notebooks and give youinstant feedback.Other times, I will grade your notebooks onthoroughness, quality and accuracy of work,organization, and visual appeal.Every assignment should be complete and neat.Your artistic or creative touch should be visiblethroughout the notebook. Use colour, pictures, anddiagrams in order to reinforce class materials.You will also be evaluating your notebooks.
    40. 40. This is anexample from aGrade 9 Englishclass. Theteacher recopiedthe notes ontotypewriter paperfor clarity.
    41. 41. Some inspiration:
    42. 42. Don’t worry:
    43. 43. Don’t worry:I will give you LOTS of direction for thefirst while so youknow what to do.

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