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One Google Doc All Year Long: The English Journal. My students each share a Google Doc with me in September and they use that doc all year long.

One Google Doc All Year Long: The English Journal

We call it their English Journal and it holds all of the small daily work we do. This is one of the secrets of my 1:1 classroom and it is such an ordinary part of our workflow that I have rarely thought to write about it. Let’s fix that. The challenge for any educator is knowing what kinds of work and thinking students are actually doing in our classes. The traditional way of gaining this insight was to collect papers: homework, notes, reflections, quick writes, exit slips, graphic organizers, etc. Atlas - Launching Writer's Notebook. Print Resources Christensen, Linda.

Atlas - Launching Writer's Notebook

Reading, Writing and Rising Up: Teaching about Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word. Milwaukee: Rethinking Schools. 2000. Print. Friend, David and the Editors of LIFE [Edited by]. 20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think. 20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think by Terry Heick What is a learning journal?

20 Types Of Learning Journals That Help Students Think

A learning journal is simply an ongoing collection of writing for learning–that is, writing done for the purpose of learning rather than the purpose of demonstrating learning. Learning journals are often named for a specific purpose and/or format–a creative writing journal, for example.


Sketchnoting. Brain research. Teachwrite. “Check-Ins” That Allow Student Ownership of Education – The Genius Educator. If there is anything that I am a huge advocate for, it’s student ownership of their education.

“Check-Ins” That Allow Student Ownership of Education – The Genius Educator

Allowing students to take ownership over their education solves various issues that arise year after year such as apathy towards grades and behavior problems in the classroom. RD/WR Notebook & Other Resources  – Google Drive. Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts. Today in Interactive Notebooks for High School English, we're looking at informational texts.

Interactive Notebooks: Informational Texts

One of the biggest struggles in Literacy classrooms can sometimes be incorporating informational texts into literary units. Another struggle, getting students to read on level. Another struggle, getting students to respond to what they read. The list goes on. AP Notebook Time Bell Ringer - Ms. Gearhart's Classroom. Writer's Notebooks in AP Lit #WorkshopWorksForAP. The writer’s notebook is a key piece to a workshop classroom.

Writer's Notebooks in AP Lit #WorkshopWorksForAP

Whatever you call it–response notebook, reader’s/writer’s notebook–the idea is that it becomes an extension of a student’s brain, the place to work out ideas, reflect, plan, wonder, ponder, keep track of, etc. I’m still learning as a writer’s notebook user myself. I am not a Reader. - Ethical ELA. By Sarah J.

I am not a Reader. - Ethical ELA

Donovan, PhD on May 21, 2018 “We have just ten minutes before the music assembly, so we can get started on our final portfolio. In the past, the audience for these portfolios has been your parents, but this time it is…” I say waiting for some sign of life. “You?” One student shouts. Composition Book Directions - Google Slides. Teaching Grammar via Bloom's Taxonomy. Grade Student Responses Quickly - Room 213. I think I could wager a guess that grading journals and notebooks is not your favourite teaching task.

Grade Student Responses Quickly - Room 213

They can take a long time to wade through and can become an onerous and dreaded job. But it doesn't have to be that way.First of all, I love what journal/notebook writing offers our students: responses, free-writes and writing prompts let them spread their wings and experiment with new things. They are an outlet for their thoughts and a place to build new skills. 2 Peas and a Dog: Tips for Using Interactive Notebooks. We had a great discussion on our #2ndaryELA Twitter Chat about how to best use and manage interactive notebooks in the classroom.

2 Peas and a Dog: Tips for Using Interactive Notebooks

Teachers who joined the chat had great ideas to share. Here is a quick summary, followed by a detailed summary. Interactive Notebook Top Tips Teach and model routines, expectations and material management to make INB's an independent task Always keep a model INB for students to reference or to help absent students to catch up If you decide to grade your INB's use pre-printed label rubrics to speed up the processSkip the colouring or save the colouring for early finishersUse the $0.15 spiral notebooks you can find on sale during the back to school rushEngagement is the big focus for using INB's - if students enjoy using this method for note taking they will want to use them as a study and reference tool Keep frequently used supplies in bins on each table group or at a central location in the classroom.

English Companion Ning. 3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking. There are few things my students hate more than taking notes—and I don’t blame them.

3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking

Hardly anyone enjoys taking notes. No matter the energy of the teacher or the diligence of the student, it’s extraordinarily easy to lose focus while listening to long, uninterrupted lectures. And lectures are often as boring for teachers as they are for students. Few teachers like to hear the sound of their own voice for an entire class period.

Taking notes is a necessary component of many classroom curriculums, as lecturing is arguably the most effective way to get information to students quickly, but we can try to enhance the activity. 1. Many teachers, myself included, rely heavily on PowerPoint or Google Slides for displaying notes while lecturing. This strategy is an easy way to incorporate more physical activity into the classroom, especially during a usually sedentary activity like note taking. Grading Interactive Notebooks - Nouvelle ELA Teaching Resources. I love using Interactive Notebooks in high school and sharing this love with others. Still, the number one question that I get from teachers is how to manage grading Interactive Notebooks without letting it take over your life.

I’m here today to tell you that it is possible, as long as you set yourself up for success. Here are some tips for making grading Interactive Notebooks easier and faster. Watch the video: Bowling Green Independent School District. What is a Writer's Notebook? This is a Compisition Notebook you turn into a place where you capture: How Do I Get Started? 1. Get a composition book 2. 3. Summer Webinars are Back! FREE Interactive Notebooks Training - I'm Lovin' Lit. Interactive Notebook Training.

How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 14th Century's Answer to Tumblr. A page from the Zibaldone da Venice, a 14th-century hodgepodge. (Image: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) One day in Venice, sometime near the end of the 14th century, a busy merchant found himself with a few spare moments. Maybe it was a slow day at the docks, or he arrived home too early for dinner. Whatever the reason, he did what people of his era tended to do when they had some time—he took out his notebook and his set of pens, and he put together a page-sized patchwork of his afternoon. Over 600 years later, you can still open that notebook and see that day.

Welcome to the world of the zibaldone. They helped citizens of a rapidly changing world to make sense of what they were reading, seeing, and becoming, opening the way for more contemporary recording forms, like blogging, tweeting, and sharing on Tumblr. A page from Walt Whitman’s commonplace book. Meanwhile, back in Italy, a young poet named Giacomo Leopardi lent the genre a new whiff of literary integrity.

Interactive Notebooks Research. Interactive Notebook. When to use this strategy: Before ReadingDuring ReadingAfter Reading Targeted Reading Outcomes: Condense or summarize ideas from one or more texts Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information Compare/contrast information from one or more texts Make text-to-text, text-to-self, and/or text-to-world connections. Put Their Hands On...Interactive Notebooks. Notice and Note: Invitations to Write.

Interactive Notebooks. Top Five Pieces of Advice for ISN Beginners. Beginning anything new for the first time can always get overwhelming. The Writing Process: Creating A Flip Chart For Our Interactive Notebook. Day 1: Set-up. Armed with my trusty document projector and a PowerPoint presentation I worked up to explain the whys, hows, etc. of Interactive Notebooks, we started to set them up. One thing I keep stressing, and stressing, and STRESSING is that they At the first of the year, and several times throughout, I go over the "don't cheat," "don't copy," "don't plagiarize" speech. Interactive Notebook - English Fury for High School Students. Interactive Student Notebook. Since I'm not currently teaching, I decided the best thing to do until I create my own ISN is to provide you with links to others.