What are interactive notebooks?
What are the benefits?
How do you set them up?
- · Use a non-spiral, composition notebook. Spiral notebooks tend to lose their pages.
- · Skip the first few pages to allow for a title page and table of contents. The table of contents helps with organization and assessment of the notebook.
- · Keep them in the classroom! Do not allow students to take them home until they have been completed and assessed at the end of the semester or school year.
- · Have the students number the pages as you go and be very specific, especially in the beginning about what you want in each entry.
- · If appropriate, provide the students with a rubric, letting them know specifically how you will be assessing the notebook.