What is an Interactive Notebook? A personalized textbook A working portfolio – all of your notes, classwork, quizzes – 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. 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-up (question mark) and the day’s activity (light bulb). On this page you may include diagrams, cartoons, drawings, poems, foldables, etc. Odd 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
Student Materials 3 Subject Notebook Pens and pencils Colored pencils, crayons, and markers Glue sticks, tape, and staples Scissors Highlighters
Maintaining the Interactive Notebook No ripped out pages or torn corners No doodling that doesn’t relate to notes Notebook should only be used in Social Studies. (No other classes!!) Date and number each page Pages get stapled on top of each other If you need additional pages you will staple in loose leaf.