Now that we are really into the swing of things over here, we have gotten well into our Interactive Student Notebooks for Reading. At the beginning of the school year, I purchased these 2 amazing products from Teachers Pay Teachers (where else?!): the Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks pack & the Interactive Reading Informational Text Notebooks pack. I cannot say enough about these awesome packs. They have made notebooking SO much easier! Not to mention, my students LOVE these. And to be honest, I was a little skeptical at first...not of the product, but of my students' interest and involvement with them. But my class has surprised me and they really do love using their notebooks. It's been a bit of an interesting transition using scissors, glue, colored pencils, and markers with them, but they are doing a great job!
We are currently reading Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech and the notebooks have been the perfect partner for our learning. My students have been doing a great job keeping up with their notes and their own learning, and are starting to make those connections throughout their school day. Check out some of their work!
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