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I did a lot of research on Interactive Notebooks and this year decided to incorporate interactive notebooks into my English class. My main reason was help students with organization. In the next year I want to use it more as a study tool. Has anyone out there ever used Interactive Notebooks in English? How can I make it more effective and useful (Tips, Suggestions) to the students' learning and understanding?

Mar 10, 2016 10:39pm

  • English Language Arts
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  • Assessment

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    • Mar 13, 2016 4:33pm

      Could you add a journal component to the interactive notebook (IANB) process?

      The journal would be written (on the interactive left side, opposite class notes on the right side) to reflect students' areas of growth/struggles. Journals could then be shared during conferences with students, parents, colleagues, admins, etc. (Note: Journals wouldn't take up the entire left side, just a small portion.)

      Another idea: Students could create exit tickets to reflect IANB methods, such as choice. For example, if you've taught a set of vocabulary words, students might choose to use these words in a poem, letter, or info graphic. In this way, you'd be able to assess while also maintaining the IANB process.

      After students are assessed, they could return to the lesson to add an interactive component with greater success.

      Effectiveness:
      1. Students have been assessed & guided
      2. Students have to revisit the lessons
      3. Instruction is differentiated as individuals students work on a strength, or weakness

      For those interested in IANB, please visit:

      upstagereview.org/ClassroomArticles/interactive notebook.pdf

      http://mymathheart.com/category/interactivenotebook/