Anyway, I am going to share one funny from my class right before spring break before I post some more interactive notebook pictures. I hope you are ready for it...it IS epic and was a proud moment for the sarcastic teacher that I am.
Let me set the stage...I had a female student who was leaving about 1/2 hour early. We were dismissing at noon that day (and it was my birthday). Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
John (boy student): Sally, please take me with you.
Sally (girl student): Sorry John, I didn't bring my leash today.
Me: Laughing out Loud in the back of the room (with the rest of the class) and issuing a proud fist pump or two.
Ok, so now on to more interactive notebooks. Have I mentioned how much I love these things? They really have helped keep me focused and centered this year. I really wish someone would write a book about them to be used in a language arts classroom.
|This is a foldable we created on Knots in My Yo-yo String by Jerry Spinelli. It is from a Dinah Zike book called Notebooking Central Notebook Foldables Strategies for Comprehending and Interacting with Informational Text.|
|This is a window foldable that was created using another Dinah Zike book, Notebook Foldables for Spirals, Binders, & Composition Books. This was on changing singular nouns to plurals.|
|This is just a summarization page from out notebooks. We worked on different summarization strategies for students to use.|
|Another summarization strategy glued into our notebooks taken from our SIOP training.|
|And here is another foldable from Dinah Zike for students to use for summarizing. In addition, I found a story pyramid summary that students can use in their summarization efforts.|
Hope this post has not completely bored you to death. Stay tuned for more pictures...and details on an AWESOME find that I well...found...to help make students notebooks just a little more organized. Did I mention how much I LOVE being organized???