Language Arts Daybook Your journey in Language Arts
What is a Daybook?
A daybook teaches you a to be creative, independent thinker and writer. Daybooks are used for class notes as well as for other activities where you will be asked to express your own ideas and process the information we learned in class.
What is a daybook? continued…. A daybook is place to record the work that is done in Language Arts class. It also shows your progress as a writer throughout the year.
A daybook is a place to record your personal thoughts, feelings and reactions.
Will be really use the Daybook in class? Keep up with your Daybook.
If you are absent, look at Ms. Dicker’s book, check the class wiki and/ or check with a classroom buddy for the work.
What does a daybook look like? It can be a spiral notebook or a composition notebook. Composition books tend to last longer. The choice will be up to you!
Ms. Dicker keeps one; look at hers!
What does a daybook look like? continued… Your daybook should be a reflection of your personality. Take ownership of your daybook and be proud of it!
It is your book and Ms. Dicker will only tell you how to complete the first couple pages.
What does a daybook look like? continued… The following slides will show what the inside of a student’s daybook looks like.
Be ready to discuss your findings.
Inside of a Daybook continued…
Will the daybook be graded? Assignments will be graded as we complete them. You and the teacher will look through your daybook to discuss your class progress.
FYI- Any personal writing you do not want anyone to read will be kept in a personal file.
Supplies you will Need for Daybook Comp book or spiral notebook (recommended for Avid students) Crayons or markers or colored pencils Decorations that make your book unique (pictures, quotes, cut-outs from magazines)
Envelope to store “private” items
Before we begin..
How do I get started with my daybook? Skip the first four pages in your notebook (the front and back count as TWO pages). Number every page with a marker in the notebook. I know, this will take a minute.
Think SILENTLY and think of anything you may decorate your notebook with. Of course, it must be appropriate for my 97 year old Grandmother to view.
The First Fifteen Turn back to the first page of the notebook. Label this page “Table of Contents.” The first four pages will be the table of contents. Begin to number down the first page.
Ms. Dicker will provide the rest of the instructions.