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Writer’s Notebooks Preserving Ideas for Future Writings
Notebook Elements A writer’s notebook gives one a place to write down their thoughts, ideas, opinions, feelings, and etc. A writer’s notebook is not limited to print. It may include sketches, pictures, diagrams, photos and other visual reminders.
Uses of a Writer’s Notebook List ideas Record experiences Plot ideas List questions Illustrations and sketches Writing experiments Record favorite quotes, poems, and etc. Create webs of topics or concepts List favorite items Record character descriptions
How to introduce Writer’s Notebooks. Introduce by showing students the importance of notebooks to writers and how writers use them. One way is to create and share your own notebook with your students. Discuss with students the kinds of writing they will be doing. Create a list with students of the uses or ideas for writer’s notebooks.
Literature Connection Children’s literature can be used as a basis for some notebook entries. As different literary works are introduced and read over the course of the school term, students can record words, phrases, and etc that they may want to remember for inspiration, future writing topics, and etc.
Books Which Have Characters with Notebooks A Rainbow for Robin (Vance 1966) The All New Amelia (Moss 1999) Amelia’s Family Ties (Moss 2000) Amelia’s Notebook (Moss 1999) Amelia Hits the Road (Moss 1999) Amelia Takes Command (Moss 1999) Anastasia Krupnik (Lowry 1984) Arthur for the Very First Time (MacLachlan 1989) Beans on the Roof (Byars 1990) Harriet the Spy (Fitzhugh 1985) Hey World, Here I Am (Little 1990) How to Grow Famous in Brooklyn (Hest 1995
I’m in Charge of Celebrations (Baylor 1986) Luv, Amelia Luv, Nadia (Mos 1999) Pageant (Lasky 1986) Poor Jenny, Bright as a Penny (Murphy 1974) Night Letters (LoMonaco 1996) Nobody is Perfick (Waber 1991) Mr. & Mrs. Thief (Kojima 1980) My Notebook (With Help from Amelia) (Moss 1999) Sister (Greenfield 1992) Summer Rules (Lipstye 1981) The War With Grandpa (Smith 1984) Books Which Have Characters with Notebooks (cont.)