A interactive notebook (ISN) your own personalized DIARY of learning about science A portfolio of your work in ONE convenient spot. This is great for studying for upcoming quizzes & test A great ORGANIZATIONAL tool that gives you permission to be PLAYFUL AND CREATIVE in your responses without "messing up" your notes. Allows you to be like a REAL SCIENTIST !
The Left SIDE “LOVES” student work. This is the side that you can use to show me your creativity. This is the “output” or product side. The Right side is “RESTRICTED” and contains only information given by Mrs. Visser. Nothing else should be placed on the RIGHT SIDE!! The notebook is divided into TWO sections.
LEFT side “ loves ” STUDENT work = OUTPUT RIGHT side is “ restricted ” to TEACHER INPUT Daily Challenge #1 Fill in the missing word. Decomposer Producer Consumer Plants are ____. Lions, tigers, and bears are ____. Worms and mushrooms are____
The LEFT SIDE belongs to you. On this page you may include diagrams, cartoons, drawings, poems, foldables, etc. Let your CREATIVITY go wild! EVEN PAGES = 2,4,6,8…YOU GOT IT..
The left side - the "output" side - is used for processing ideas. You will work out your understanding of new material by using illustrations, diagrams, flow charts, colors, matrices, cartoons, etc. You will explore your opinions and clarify your values on controversial issues, wonder "what if" in hypothetical situations, and ask questions about new ideas. You will review what you have learned and preview what you will learn.
Graphic Organizers Drawings/Illustrations Poems, Rap Songs Cartoons/Comics Lab Analysis Teach Your Parent YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE AS CREATIVE AS YOU WANT TO BE
Here are SOME detailed examples of types of left-side entries: 1.Reviewing and Previewing (RAP): You will write or draw for two or three minutes in response to a question or statement. This prompt will help you to either review what we have covered or preview what is ahead. You may be called on to share your response with the class. 2. Working It Out: You will "wrestle" with new information and ideas so you genuinely understand them. You will represent ideas in ways that make sense to you. You will learn strategies such as graphic organizers to help you with this process. 3. Personal Response: They may be either assigned by me or initiated by you when you want to express an idea or ask a question. They allow you to explore your feelings or reflect on how a topic touches your own life.
The RIGHT SIDE belongs to me and should only contain information given or “input” from Mrs. Visser. Nothing else should be placed on this page! The RIGHT SIDE contains the TESTABLE material. Odd Pages = 1,3,5,7..YOU KNOW IT.
The RIGHT side of the notebook contains information given to you by Mrs. Visser. This is the ESSENTIAL information that will DEFINITELY be on a quiz or test. Nothing else should go on this side.
Notes from – Teacher guided Powerpoint notes – Movie/Video – Article Readings Vocabulary words Lab procedures Study Guides
“ ISN's are easy to do and worth a lot of points, so take time and effort to do them well. “ "Always update your table of contents so papers don't get messed up - or in case of an ISN check. “ "An ISN is a great tool, keep it organized! “ "You have to spend quality time on your ISN so that you have an awesome study guide! “ "Don't leave your ISN until the last day, otherwise you may be up to the early morning hours finishing assignments. “ "Colorize things. It looks so much better that way ” "Keep it in order, because you never know when a notebook check might come up. “ "Do not save your ISN until the last minute. Remember, it counts for 30% of your grade."
*The right hand side of the notebook - the "input" side - is used for recording class notes, homework notes and questions and lab activities. *Most "testable" information is found here. *You should structure your notes so that key ideas and concepts are clear and supported by examples. *Identify key ideas and develop graphic ways to show those ideas. *Sometimes I may ask you to respond to a reading assignment in a specific manner. Other times the notes will be up to you.
Some graphic note-taking techniques: · Size of letters · Boldness of letters · Capital letters · Indentations · Underlining · Bullets · Use of colored pens · Use of highlighters · Drawings · Diagrams Each right sided entry will be numbered and dated. You will set up a table of contents in the front of your book that will help you find specific entries quickly.
colored pencils Pens & pencils NO MARKERS! Composition Notebook HIGHLIGHTER Scissor s Tape & Glue
No RIPPED OUT pages or torn corners No DOODLING that doesn’t relate to science No Markers & use other materials responsibly Notebook should only be used for SCIENCE CLASS ONLY Title & Date at top of each page All entries must go into the Table of Contents BE COLORFUL & LOVE YOUR NOTEBOOK