WHAT IS AN INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK? A personalized textbook A working portfolio – all of your notes, classwork, quizzes, and tests – in one convenient spot.
LEFT SIDE – RIGHT SIDE ORIENTATION The Left side is “left” for you. This is the side that you can use to show me your creativity, critical thinking skills, and reflections. The Right side is “Restricted” and contains teacher guided notes. Nothing else should be placed on the Right side!!
LEFT SIDE The left side belongs to you. It contains your warm-ups and reflections (Tickets out the Door) On this page you may include diagrams, cartoons, drawings, poems, foldables, etc. Odd numbered Pages
EXAMPLES OF LEFT SIDE ASSIGNMENTS Warm-Up Webs Diagrams Poems Reflections Comics
RIGHT SIDE The right side belongs to me and should only contain teacher directed guided notes. Nothing else should be placed on this page! The right side contains the notepad icon and will contain all the testable material. Even Pages
EXAMPLES OF RIGHT SIDE ASSIGNMENTS Notes Study Guides Vocabulary Old quizzes Old Tests Classroom handouts
STUDENT MATERIALS Mead 5 Star Notebook Erasable pens Colored pencils Glue sticks (2 per month) Scissors Highlighters
MAINTAINING THE INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK No ripped out pages or torn corners Notebook should only be used in Social Studies. (No other classes!!) Date and number each page Notebook should be brought to class EVERYDAY!
MAINTAINING THE INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK If you need to add a page, simply use either glue, tape, or staples to place in the correct side. For example, pretend I handed back a quiz from last week. Go to that date, and simply attach the top of the page to the top of your notebook page. If you run out room for notes, DO NOT flip over to the next page! Simply grab a loose leaf sheet of paper and add it on top of that days page.
YOUR TURN Now, on the left side of your notebook, YOU create some type of graphic organizer or visual representation about how to use your Interactive Notebook. (This is where you use color, creativity, imagination, and whatever skills you prefer to complete the task!)