I am a very visual learner, so I am going to include a few more pictures in this short but sweet post. I am reminded of an acronym I have been using with my students when working on summarizing...KISS It! Keep It Short and Simple. I learned of this acronym when I did a stint for AT&T before landing a real teaching job.
No laughing at my horrible artwork please...it is the content we are interested in viewing!
|This is a notes page about the Elements of a Short Story...notice how each page is titled and dated. We start off day one and number each page. Each time we complete an entry in our notebooks, the date and title are entered as well.|
|This is a Sensory Figure I found at Mrs. Gannon's Wordpress site. She has a bunch of pages dedicated to interactive notebooks and social studies. Remember...I am not an artist! I put many things like this in my notebook so my students can refer back to them as needed throughout the school year. After discovering Pinterest, I realized these would be considered types of anchor charts.|
|This is a foldable created using the 12 Powerful Words. This is a list of words that occur most often on student questions, especially test. I tried to get a picture of a couple of the tabs lifted where you can see the word on top and the definition is under that flap.|
|This is a list of sample character traits I found and we glued in our notebooks. This is a great "thinking started" for students when they are stumped. My students probably refer back to this page more than any other in their notebook.|
|Just some notes on theme, but wanted to show that when mistakes are made, we just cross them out and keep on rolling.|
|Just a horrible graphic organizer where students were telling about different aspects of their life. This was in conjunction with reading Knots in My Yo-Yo String by Jerry Spinelli. This is his autobiography.|