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Interactive Notebooks


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How to set up your Interactive Notebook.

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Interactive Notebooks

  1. 1. Interactive Notebooks How to Set Up Your Notebook for English
  2. 2. Interactive Notebooks... Are a place to record information Enable you to process ideas Enable you to make connections Help you become independent, creative thinkers and writers
  3. 3. Two Sides The right side = information from class and work; is teacher directed; includes testable or quizzable items The left side = connections you make; is student directed; includes interpretations and responses to learning
  4. 4. The Right Side Record notes from class and group discussion and lecture Record notes from reading Record notes from video or audio Literary terms to know Assignments
  5. 5. The Left Side Reading responses and journals KWL charts and diagrams Pictures, cartoons, songs, poems Connected or related ideas Reflections, quotes, perspectives Mnemonic devices, memory aids
  6. 6. connections, cartoons mnemonic literary term
  7. 7. What do I need? A binder (at least 1-inch, 1 1/2-2 is better) Notebook paper A glue stick or tape Highlighters Colored pencils or pens Subject dividers Pencil bag (you may use a backpack or purse)
  8. 8. How will it help me? Condense and summarize information Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information Compare/contrast information Make connections Writing ideas Portfolio of learning
  9. 9. Why? Writing down notes ≠ learning material Note-taking is more active; active = learning Organized note-taking Permission to be playful and creative Reminder to absorb ideas
  10. 10. Title Page Page at beginning of notebook Title of course, student’s name, teacher’s name, class period (block #), symbols or pictures related to course
  11. 11. Table of Contents Page at beginning of notebook with name of activity, date, and page number You will add to this as the semester/year goes on
  12. 12. Handouts Handouts with holes on left = right side pages Handouts with holes on right = left side pages All must be dated, numbered, and included in Table of Contents
  13. 13. Title Page for Units At beginning of each unit Title of unit and relevant pictures, symbols
  14. 14. Student Initiated Entries Related to topic of study Demonstrate critical thinking Ideas: newspaper and magazine clippings with page-long summary; personal response to material At least one per notebook submission
  15. 15. Extra Effort Illustrate your notes with pictures of literary figures Map sketches Cartoons Color and highlighting Organized topics and subtopics
  16. 16. Left Side Ideas Reviewing and Previewing (RAP) Working it Out Personal Response Here I Stand Extras (Student-Initiated Entries)
  17. 17. Reviewing and Previewing Also known as RAP Write or draw for 2-3 mins. Response to question or statement Prompt to help review or preview May be called on to share with class
  18. 18. Working it Out Wrestling with ideas and new information Represent ideas in ways that make sense to you Graphic organizers
  19. 19. Personal Response May be assigned by me or initiated by you Express an idea Ask a question Explore your feelings Reflect on how topics touch your life
  20. 20. Here I Stand State conclusions or personal positions Concise on ideas you’ve been grappling with Demonstrate mastery of content Well-supported conclusion
  21. 21. Extras Student-initiated Raise questions and make connections to “real life” Newspaper/magazine clippings and cartoons Drawings and illustrations Personal responses
  22. 22. Is this for a grade? YES! Collected every 4 weeks or so Major grade (50 points each time) Correctness, Critical Thinking, Completeness, Organization, Grammar Work must be original
  23. 23. What if I’m absent? Notebook assignments, like any other assignments MUST be made up Use weekly syllabus or calendar Check with me (not during class) Check with classmates
  24. 24. What if I use a computer? Print notes and assignments Take time each day to organize your notebook Do NOT wait until a notebook check to organize
  25. 25. Works Cited Greece Central School District. “Interactive Notebook.” Graphic. Reading Strategies: Scaffolding Students’ Interactions with Texts. 29 May 2009 <http:// interactivenotebook.htm>. Trucillo. Mr. Trucillo's Classroom Homepage. 28 May 2009 < wtrucillo/interactive_notebook.htm>.