Striving Readers ISN Presentation

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This is the powerpoint we used at a Striving Readers Conference in Lexington, KY.

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Striving Readers ISN Presentation

  1. 1. ISN Math Title Belfry Middle School Dianne Harris Megan Smith
  2. 2. What is an Interactive Student Notebook? • ISN strategy originated from Addison Winston’s program, History ALIVE! • ISN have been adopted into many different classrooms and modified to fit that individual teacher’s needs • ISN offers students the opportunity to be creative, independent thinkers and writers • ISN becomes a portfolio of a student’s work and thinking process
  3. 3. What does our ISN look like? Left Page: INPUT Right Page: OUTPUT 1 2 • Modification Bell Ringer • Organization • Procedure Content Student Reflection
  4. 4. What material do you need for Interactive Student Notebooks? • Spiral Bound Notebook • Scissors • Glue • Highlighters • Crayons/Colored Pencils (no markers) • Pencils Suggestion: Create a class set of “ISN Kits”
  5. 5. Why use an ISN in your class? • Actively Engaged • Organization • Individual Student Portfolios • Provides students time to process information • Changes the appearance of a Math Classroom • Establish connections between Math and Literacy
  6. 6. How to incorporate an ISN in math class • Get students on board • Set aside a class period to “set up” notebooks as a class (PowerPoint including pictures) • Make ISN a daily classroom procedure • Emphasize the importance of keeping an organized and orderly ISN • Use the ISN daily
  7. 7. What does it take to make an ISN successful? • Teacher keeps an ISN • Make it fun and interesting • Keep extra blank notebooks (lost or new students) • Provide all materials in classroom • ISN never leaves the classroom
  8. 8. Interactive Student Notebooks Set-Up PowerPoint • Give students time to bring in their own notebook • Provide notebooks if needed (Wal-Mart Back-to-School Special: 1 subject spiral bound 70 page notebooks for $0.05 each ) • PowerPoint includes slides to walk student through the following: (always include pictures) - Cover (provide sticker with name) - Title Page (name, class, period, teacher) - Table of Contents (4 pages) - Insert first assignment (What is a mathematician?)
  9. 9. Benefits to Using Interactive Student Notebooks • Hands-On/Heads-On • Organization for all students • Uses different learning styles • Every student can be successful • Every student is actively engaged • Changes personal opinion of math • Eliminates “I can’t find it” excuses • Provides opportunities for daily literacy exercises in math classrooms
  10. 10. What can be included on Left Side of Interactive Student Notebooks • Striving Readers Strategies (Frayer Models, KWL, Double Entry Journals, Anticipation Guides, etc.) • Foldables (Books by Dinah Zike http://www.dinah.com/index.php) • Note Taking Strategies (Cornell Notes, Guided Notes, etc.)
  11. 11. What can be included on Right Side of Interactive Student Notebooks • Brainstorming • Songs • Venn Diagrams • Magazine Covers • Reflections • Riddles • Flow Charts • Illustrated Dictionary • Concept Maps • Media Clippings • Illustrations • Writing Prompts • Cartoons • Data/Graphs • Quick Writes • Graphic Organizers • Poems Cinquain, Haiku, etc.
  12. 12. Helpful Websites for Interactive Student Notebooks • http://www.mrgreer.net/interactivenotebook.html

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