Class Agenda Flashbacks Introduction to Interactive Student Notebook Activity Exit Slip
Flashbacks Using the class acrostic for RESPECT that I created as a model, make your own acrostic for that same word.
Learning Targets I can set up my interactive notebook. I understand how to utilize my interactive notebook in class.
Have you ever heard yourself say…….. I’m sure it’s in my…. locker….. book bag….. room…..
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What is an interactive student notebook? The purpose of the interactive student notebook is to enable students to be creative, independent thinkers and writers. Interactive student notebooks are used for class notes, as well as, for other activities where the student will be asked to express his/her own ideas and process the information presented in class.
Initial Set-up First step: Create a cover page Second step: Create a title page Third step: Create a table of contents Fourth step: Page set-up
Cover Using photos, drawings, newspaper and magazine clippings, markers, glue, paper, scissors, etc….. Decorate the cover of your Interactive Student Notebook. The cover should tell a story of your life thus far.
Title Page Page at the beginning of the notebook (before the Table of Contents) What’s Included: Title of Course (Interactive Student Notebook Social Studies) Student’s name Teacher’s name (Mrs. Gerber) Class period
Table of Contents Every good book needs a table of contents so the reader knows what the book is about and where to find all of the information. This will be pages 2 & 3 of your notebook.
Table of Contents Assignment TitlePage # 1.) Assignment Title Page #’s 2.) Assignment Title Page #’s 3.) Assignment Title Page #’s 4.) Assignment Title Page #’s 5.) Assignment Title Page #’s 6.) Assignment Title Page #’s 7.) Assignment Title Page #’s
Page set-up Left Page Student Responses Pg. # Right Page DateTitle Teacher Responses
Right Side The right side belongs to Mrs. Gerber. The right side has all “testable” information Date Title/Unit Pages Learning Objectives Vocabulary Class, reading & discussion notes Maps Worksheets Study Guides Quizzes Content & Language Objectives Other relevant information
Important points about Right Side Work Should be completely done Should clearly have the Title of the assignment at the top and the Date to the left of the title. The page should be numbered in the top right hand corner. All assignments should be chronologically ordered by the dates that they were assigned. All right side assignments should be done on the right side unless otherwise instructed by Mrs. Gerber. Each fully completed and correct right side assignment earns a grade. Any missing part (date, title, page number, learning target, other information) will cause points to be deducted.
Left Side The purpose of the left side is to record your thoughts, reflections, questions, impressions, and connections. The left side belongs to YOU! Apply skills learned in class Use graphs, charts, pictures, Venn Diagrams, research from the internet Make connections between new and old learning Answer or Pose Questions about the material Create Thinking Maps Poems, Songs, Books, Articles, Cartoons, Quotes that connect to the material Written reflections on material Homework Class work Brainstorming Sketches related to learning
Examples of Left Side Assignments Historical Advertisement
Student Materials Spiral Notebook Pencil or Pen Colored Pencils or Markers*** Glue Sticks*** Tape*** Stapler*** (Items with a *** beside them are also available from me in class if you do not have your own set)
Maintaining the Interactive Notebook No ripped out pages or torn corners No doodling that does not relate to class notes Date, title, and page number for each page (every student’s ISN must match)
Deductions for lateness and lack of chronological order You are expected to have your notebook with you for each class. Failure to do so will result in a 10% reduction for that day. I will perform periodic notebook checks. If you do not have your notebook on that day or it is not updated with all assignments then I will deduct 20%. You may turn it in the next day. Failure to do so by the 3rd day will result in a zero for that notebook check.
Each time the notebook is evaluated it will constitute a test grade. Notebook checks are unannounced and can be done at any time during the school year.
How long should it take to work on my notebook? Time is given in class to work on the right side assignments and activities. You may also be given time to work on the left side activity. The expectation is that you will revisit your right side of the notebook that evening and/or during that week to complete an activity of your choosing for the left side, unless otherwise instructed by me. Once you have a good understanding of the types of activities that can be utilized for the left side of your notebook then it should not take you more than 15 minutes to complete on your own at home.
How will this help me? Condense and summarize information Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information Compare/contrast information Make connections Writing ideas Portfolio of learning
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 Provides repetition Repetition = Learning
Activity Let’s set-up your Interactive Student Notebook (ISN).