Benefits of Interactive Notebook • Provide a window into students’ thinking, their level of conceptual understanding, vocabulary, and language skills. • Support inquiry-based learning and genuine reflection. • Create a sense of ownership and pride. • Enhance literacy skills, especially expository writing. • Support differentiated learning. • Guide teacher instruction. • Foster teacher collaboration.
Interactive Notebook Layout Left side- Personal Space (Output) This is where students personally connect with the information on the attached right side page. Right side- Shared Space (Input) This is where students put incoming information: notes, data, and so on. class/lecture notes readings video/ presentation notes any activity completed as a class • Do -Nows • brainstorming • reflection • any activity students complete individually • any questions, comments, or observations students may have during an activity • Reading Log
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English Period: ___ Name (First and Last) Christine O’Donovan Middle Academy Home of the Dragons ** Please feel free to decorate this page!
Table of Contents Date Title Page # 08/10/12Interactive Notebook Training1 2 8/10/12 Reading Log
Left Side Personal Right Side Shared Do Now Brainstorming Reflection Any activity students complete individually Any questions, comments or observations Reading Log Class notes Readings Video/presentation notes Whole class activities Handout
Reading Log Book Title: Pages Read: Date: Activity
Student Contacts Name Email Phone # Kate Hansenkhansen@laalliance.org 323-294-3172
Helpful Websites Address (URL) Topic www.odonovanacademy.org School Website username: odonovanstudent Internet password password: dragon
Glossary (1) Vocabulary: Definition: Picture: Synonym/Antonym:
Setting Up Interactive Notebook • Name labels • Title Page • Table of Contents • ‘Class Contacts’ page • ‘Helpful Websites’ page • Glossary
8/9/12 8/9/12 Observe, Question, Comment Interactive Notebook Training Reading Log Book Title: Pages Read: Date: Activity: Interactive Notebook Training 1L 1R
Notebook Etiquette • All notebook entries include: • Date in the top right-hand corner. • Underlined title in the center of top margin. • Page number in the center of bottom margin. • Activity notes or reflection in the body of the page. [Left page includes a section for Observations/Questions/Comments in margin]. • All lesson handouts securely taped. • If more space is needed, continue the activity on the next right or left page. Label that page 1R Continued or 1L Continued.
1/20/11 1/20/11 Observe, Question, Comment Explore: Weathering [Holt, pg. 298-303] Explore: Reflection • Warm-Up: How do potholes form in paved roads? • Vocabulary: • Sediment: Solid fragments (ex. Particles of sand or clay) that come from the weathering of rock. • Brainstorm: In what ways can humans cause weathering? • [Tape ‘Reflect & Connect’ here]. Mechanical Weathering Chemical Weathering Key Concept: Rock is broken down into smaller pieces by mechanical and chemical weathering. 27L 27R
3/5/11 3/5/11 Observe, Question, Comment Explore: Reflection Explore: I Sink, Therefore I Am Warm-Up: Use the diagram below to depict what will happen as the water in the kettle heats. Investigation # 1: Sketch set-up: Prediction: I predict that when the ice cube is placed into the water, the water coming off the ice cube will_______. My reason is _________________. Observation(s): (Use ‘more dense’ and ‘less dense’ to describe). 54L 54R
Observe, Question, Comment • Reflect & Connect: • For questions 1-2, circle the correct word in parentheses to summarize your findings. • In Investigation 1, the cold meltwater from the cube (rose/sunk), so the cold meltwater was (more/less) dense than the water around it. • In Investigation 2, the cold meltwater from the cube (rose/sunk), so the cold meltwater was (more/less) dense than the water around it? Investigation #2: Sketch set-up: Prediction: I predict that when the ice cube is anchored near the bottom, the water coming off the ice cube will_______. My reason is _________________. Observation(s): (Use ‘more dense’ and ‘less dense’ to describe). 54L Continued 54R Continued
Helpful Hints • Left (reflective) page variations • Table of Contents and Glossary variations • Teaching Bloom’s Taxonomy • Notebook Contract • Notebook Checkpoints • Notebook maintenance (including organization and notebook safety ... To take home or not?) • Ideas for ‘Observe, Question, Comment’ section (including 3-2-1 strategy)
8/15/11 8/15/11 Observe, Question, Comment Interactive Notebook Training Interactive Notebook Training Reflection: 3-2-1: 3 things I learned are: 2 things I wonder are: 1 symbol/word I’d use to symbolize today’s experience: [Tape ‘Training Handouts’ here]. 1L 1R
Directed Learning Composition Books Out. • Quietly retrieve your composition book for this class. • Place your signed syllabus H.W. out on your desk. • If you have it, place your independent reading book and other materials required for this class.
First …(on the front cover) • Write your full name (first and last) • Write your subject/ period • Write teacher’s name/ room number NAME (FIRST LAST) History/ PERIOD Ms. Fiorante/ ROOM # 209
Next, add your title page SUBJECT Name (First and Last) Period *Feel free to decorate this page
Next, add in the Table of Contents Table of Contents Date Assignment Page #
How to set up your notebook … 1L Label the left side “1L” and the right side “1R” in the center of bottom margin 1R
How to set up your notebook … Date: Date: 1L Make sure you put the date on each new page 1R
How to set up your notebook … Date: Date: 1L Title Title Make sure you title your page and underline it in the center top margin 1R
Observe, Question, Comment Notebook Training Reflection Notebook Training 8/6/12 8/6/12 • All notebook entries must include: • Date in the top right-hand corner. • Underlined title in the center of top margin. • Page number in the center of bottom margin. • ‘Observe, Question, Comment’ section on left-page margin. • Activity notes or reflection in the body of the page. • If you run out of space, continue the activity on the next right or left page. Label that page 1R Continued or 1L Continued. 1L 1R
Observe, Question, Comment • What four components must every notebook entry have? • 2. What is a right side page used for? • 3. What is a left side page used for? • Science notebook pages are used: • Right = Shared Space, includes: • class/lecture notes • lab activities • REAPS questions (as a class) • any activity we do together in class • Left = Personal Space, includes: • warm-ups • brainstorming • reflection • REAPS questions (individually) • any activity you do on your own • any questions or comments you have during an activity 1L Continued 1R Continued
Journal: 3-2-1 Strategy • Students reflect on the day’s accomplishments by writing: • 3 things they have learned • 2 things they wonder • 1 symbol