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Interactive Notebooking

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Writing is how we think our way into a subject and make it our own. —William Zinsser


Good Examples in this document- notebooking 101.doc


  http://teachwritingright.blogspot.com/search/label/Writing%20Across%20the%20Curriculum   for lesson above--multiple examples




website for raft help-- http://writingfix.com/WAC/RAFT.htm   and  http://writingfix.com/WAC/Writing_Across_Curriculum_RAFTS_Science.htm


RESOURCES and Examples

starter notebook pages.doc

notebook reading rubric.pdf

Column Notes.doc



Examples and Ideas on How to Get Started

All subjects/General






Videos of Content Area Writing  http://www.learner.org/resources/series205.html



Reading Daybooks/Journals/Interactive Notebooking

How to Start ppt Language Arts Daybook.ppt  





ResponseCards1.pdf Response Cards2.pdf Response Cards3.pdf Response Cards4.pdf









My Science Note booking Entries.doc

Landform Acrostic.doc





Social Studies












Math Journals Prompts List101 Math Journal Prompts.doc




59 Writing Prompts for Math Teachers (pdf 58KB)


Logistics of Math Journals: Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 105KB)

Tips for using math journals in the classroom, by the authors of this math journaling lesson for grades 3-5.


Using Writing in Mathematics When and how to introduce math journaling, and how to move from feeling-oriented, open-ended questions to more specifically mathematical thinking and writing. Heavy use of the term “metacognition,” with examples from teachers’ journal writing about using math journals.


Math Journals and Other Math Ideas for Primary Grade Teachers Journaling tips and story problems based on children’s literature for kindergarten and early elementary students.


Mathwire.com‘s How to use writing in an elementary math class, with several links to articles and lesson ideas.


  Mathematical Writing Rubric (pdf)  Rate your writing on a scale of 1-4 in five areas.


Power Writing in Math Class (pdf) A handout about paragraph construction: The writer gradually adds details to turn a bare-bones paragraph into a decent explanation.


Scaffolding for the Math Writing (and Talking) Process (pdf) Sample questions for the student problem-solver, to help them figure out an answer and explain it to others.


Talking, Writing, and Mathematical Thinking Click the “View a Sample Chapter/Article” link to download the first chapter, which discusses how students’ writing can lead to deeper learning.


Writing Prompts for Math Teachers
Compare and analyze “Math Problems of the Week” from Out In Left Field, paying special attention to the “Extra Credit” questions. How can studying these examples help you improve your own math teaching? [Hat tip: Joanne Jacobs.]


Writing to Develop Understanding “[An] iterative approach that includes initial writing, supportive feedback, and revision is where significant improvement in problem solving takes place.” Four articles about the Math Forum Problems of the Week program.


Aunty Math: Math Challenges for K-5 Learners Story problem challenges, tips on problem solving, and advice for the parent or teacher. Students can write up and submit their answers.



Math organizers to use with notebooking http://www.sw-georgia.resa.k12.ga.us/Math_Graphic_Organizers_4_8.html



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