A major goal I've set for myself for the school year is to implement interactive reading notebooks! Since I am an ESL teacher who co-teaches in classrooms, this means I need to convince one of my co-teachers to implement these with me. I don't think that will be too difficult, though, especially when there are great products like Nicole Shelby's Interactive Notebooks to show them!
My plan is to have students add elements of my craftivities into their notebooks. For example, when our focus is teaching "inference", I will have students complete the "Let's Make S'more Inferences" craftivity. However, instead of gluing all six onto the construction paper, I will instruct them to glue 5 to the construction paper, and choose one to glue to the next page in their interactive notebook.
|S'mores used in my Let's Make S'more Inferences crafitivity.|
Likewise, when we focus on "suffixes" and "synonyms", I will have students set aside a few butterflies and synonym rolls to glue to their interactive notebook pages.
|Butterflies used in my Soaring Suffixes craftivity.|
|Cinnamon rolls and icing used in my Synonym Rolls craftivity.|
One last thing - just a reminder of the raffle I have going on right now...I'm giving away one of my Back-to-School Mystery Readers' Theater scripts! (Check out the previous post for further details.) Here's the entry form:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Have a great weekend!