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Title: Why Interactive Notebooks?


1
Why Interactive Notebooks?
  • Carla Stutts, IF
  • Shepherd Elementary
  • Dec. 2013

2
EQs
  • How do I use interactive notebooks to engage
    learning in my classroom?
  • How can interactive notebooks be used to
    integrate across the curriculum?

3
What are Interactive Notebooks?
  • A note taking process that allows students to
    record information in a personal and meaningful
    way.
  • A way for students use teacher supplied notes to
    draw whatever illustration makes sense to them.
  • A way for students to personalize their work.

4
This Process
  • Can be challenging
  • Takes a bit of patience
  • Requires modeling, modeling, modeling
  • Must consistently be reinforced
  • Learning curve for both the teacher and the
    students

5
The Payoff
  • Students are learning one way to organize their
    work
  • Uses reading strategies within a content area,
    such as science, social studies or math
  • Helps parents to understand some of what is going
    on in the classroom by seeing the examples in the
    Interactive Notebook
  • Helps students to understand what they know and
    what they need to focus on

6
And Finally
  • Students make their own meaningful connections
  • It encourages pride in student work
  • It encourages cooperative learning
  • It appeals to multiple intelligences
  • The kids love it and learn so much!

7
Why Interactive Notebooks?
  • Students use both their visual and linguistic
    intelligences.
  • Interactive Notebooks allow visual learners to
    use their best medium to explore and share ideas
  • Both types of learners will utilize their writing
    skills

8
Interactive Notebooks Allow Students to
  • Record information in an engaging way
  • Rehearse and retell information
  • Discuss and accept others ideas
  • Identify main ideas
  • Paraphrase
  • Transform written concepts into visuals
  • Become more independent thinkers

9
Notebooks Help Students to Organize as They
Learn
  • Students record ideas about activities they
    engage in during a unit
  • A variety of organization techniques will be used
  • Assignments will be kept together in a regular
    place and in logical order

10
Notebooks Become a Portfolio on Individual
Learning
  • Notebooks become a record of each students
    growth.
  • Teachers, students, and parents can review a
    students progress in writing, recording,
    thinking, and organization skills.

11
In an Interactive Notebook,
  • Key ideas are underlined in color or highlighted
  • Arrows are used to show relationships between
    graphics and notes
  • Diagrams, sketches, cartoons, charts, graphic
    organizers, songs, really anything can be
    included

12
How Do I Get Started?
  • Identify which subject and unit you want to begin
    with
  • Let students know what supplies are required
  • Make sure you have copies of notes/worksheet for
    each student

13
What Students Need
  • The notebook-loose leaf paper in a three pronged
    folder, spiral notebook, or composition book
  • Pencils, regular and colored
  • glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Teacher supplied notes/worksheets
  • Grading expectations

14
Some of the Components of Interactive Notebooks
  • Personalized Page
  • Unit Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Standards
  • Unit EQs
  • Vocabulary Activities
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Foldables
  • Pockets

15
Studying with Interactive Notebooks (more for
older students)
  • Read the notes. Marking and highlighting key
    concepts helps them to focus on main ideas.
  • Paraphrasing helps them to process the
    information.
  • Studying the graphics help students to create
    pictures in their minds. This is a fundamental
    difference between good and poor readers.

16
How is the Notebook graded?
  • Explain rubric to students
  • Conferencing-teacher and peer
  • Notebooks may be collected with or without
    notice, so.
  • students MUST have their notebook everyday.

17
A Final Thought.
  • There is no right or wrong way to use them
  • They can be used for any subject
  • You know your students!!

18
Notebook Rubric
  • Notebook grades will be based on
  • Thoroughness (Every page must be complete)
  • Organization / Neatness
  • Mark ups
  • Boxing in
  • Graphics

19
Now Lets Get Started!!
  • Example photos

20
What is a Science?
21
5 senses
22
5 Senses and science
23
Pumpkin Science Math
24
Pumpkin Science Math
25
Inserting a book into IN
26
Diary of a Worm and Dirt Study
27
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28
Worms
29
Math
30
Discovering Numbers
31
Number bonds
32
More number bonds
33
Note Taking
34
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Word Problems
37
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Resources
  • http//interactive-notebooks.wikispaces.com
  • http//upstagereview.org/ClassroomArticles/interac
    tive20notebook.pdf geared for older grades but
    great explaination of all that can go into an
    interactive notebook
  • Classroom Instruction That Works!
  • by Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, and Jane
    Pollack
  • Miss Van Marens Fantastic First Graders
    http//missvanmarensfantasticfirstgrade.blogspot.c
    om.au/2012/08/math-journal-tools-for-your-toolbox.
    html
  • Room 36 Blog http//mrswilliamsonskinders.blogspot
    .com/2012/05/bees-and-flowers.html
  • Teaching, Learning, Loving Blog
    http//teachinglearningloving.blogspot.com/2013/08
    /interactive-science-journals-for-young.html?m1
  • Teaching Bits and Bobs http//teacherbitsandbobs.b
    logspot.com/search/label/science20notebooks
  • First Grade WOW blog http//firstgradewow.blogspot
    .com/search/label/science
  • Chalk One Up for the Teacher Blog
    http//chalkoneupfortheteacher.blogspot.com/2013/1
    1/worlds-worst-blogger-and-interactive.html
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