Interactive STUDENT NotebooksYour key to success in Miss A.s Class
Have you ever thougt.I cant find my.notes, homework, etcI cant remember what we did in class yesterdayIm sure its in .moms car, my back packI was absent yesterday, what did I miss.
Get it together with your .Interactive Notebook
WHAT IS AN INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK?A personalized textbookA working portfolio all of your notes, essays, worksheets, clss work, quizzes in one convenient spot!
PurposeTo be a creative, independent, and reflective thinker and writer throughout the year.Express your own ideas and process and/or apply the information and skills learned in this class.
Left Page Student Responses
Right PageTeacher Input
Right SideThe Right side belongs to Miss A.The Right side has all testable informationDateTitle and unit pagesVocabularyClass, reading, and discussion notesWorksheets table of contentsStudy guidesQuizzesTargetsOther relevant information
RIGHT SIDEShould be completely done. Title, date, page numbers on each page.All assignments should be in chronological order.All Right side assignments must be done only on right sides unless otherwise instructed by Miss A. Each Right side assignment receives a grade.Any missing part (date, title. incomplete, etc) will cause points to be deducted.
Examples of right side assignmentsArticlesNotes, vocabulary termsGraphic organizers and think sheetsIn-class assignmentsEssays, writing assignmentsWorksheets
Example of right side
Left sideLeft Side is to record YOUR thinking, reflections, questions, thoughts, impressions, connections, words, and wonderings. The Left Side belongs to YOU. All must pertain to the task on the right side
Ideas for left sideGraphs, charts, Venn diagrams, research from Internet, draw picturesMake connections between new and old learningQuestionsPoems, songsBrainstormingSketches related to learningMnemonic devices
Example of Left side
Example of left side
Example of left side
Left side / right side
Student materialsSpiral notebook you will need a new one each quarterColored pencils, markers, crayonsGlue stick Safe scissorsHighlighter
Maintaining ISNNo ripped out pages or torn cornersNo doodling that doesnt relate to learningDate, title, and number EACH page
YOU WILL NEEDa new notebook each quarter
DeductionsIf you forget to bring youir notebook when a check is announced, you may bring I the very next calendar day. However, a letter grade will be deducted from your notebook score for that check.Any right side assignment that is found out of chronological order will be reduced 10% in the overall score of your notebook evaluation. ALWAYS HAVE YOUR NOTEBOOK!
GRADING OF ISNEach time a notebook is evaluated it is weighted as a test grade.Notebook checks are unannounced and can occur at any random time during the school year.
How long should it take?Normal class time is given to work on the right side assignments and sometimes this includes enough time to work on a left side. The expectation is that you will revisit the right side that evening, review the material by completing a left side activity of your own choosing. Once you have a good understanding of the kinds of left side activities that can be done, it should take you about 15 minutes to complete a left side.
Initial set upThe notebook should have been set up following the directions given by Miss A. in class. The table of contents must be updated regularly and will be checked during each notebook check.Any missing or incomplete part of these directions will cause a deduction in the overall evaluation grade each time the notebook is evaluated.
Glue ISN format handout to this coverAuthors Page
Decorate this page
CoverUse photos, clippings, markers, glue, paper, and scissors, etc., to decorate the cover of your Interactive Student Notebook as if it were the cover to the book that tells the story of YOUR life thus far.