Remember the saying: “Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I’ll remember. Involve me, I’ll understand?” Therein lies the beauty of Interactive Student Notebooks. Involved students = deeper understanding of subject matter.

Get insight and inspiration right from TpT Teacher-Authors blog posts on Interactive Student Notebooks:

Integrating Curriculum and Interactive Student Notebooks

Elementary Lesson Plans - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
Elementary Lesson Plans

On her Classroom Confections blog, Molly from Elementary Lesson Plans, talks about creating her own Interactive Student Notebooks as an answer to frustration with the lack of integrated curriculum for ELA and Social Studies and a need to pack a lot in to get ready for the standardized tests. See how she did it.

More Interactive Student Notebook Training, Please

Jennifer Fidley - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
Jennifer Findley

On her Teaching to Inspire in 5th blog, Jennifer Findley has a wonderful step-by-step post explaining how to utilize the templates in her new Math Interactive Student Notebook {5th Grade Common Core: All Standards}.

 

The Science Penguin - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
The Science Penguin

The Science Penguin suggests trying a visual rubric with your Interactive Student Notebooks, so your students will fully understand what’s expected. See examples in pictures!

 

4mulaFun - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
4mulaFun

4mulaFun posts about a recent Interactive Student Notebooks’ training she attended in Georgia and reminds us, “NO TWO NOTEBOOKS WILL EVER BE THE SAME!” (That’s part of what makes them special.)

 

Performing in Fifth Grade - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
Performing in Fifth Grade

Check out Two Frugal Teachers’ blog post about Interactive Math Notebooks – Revised for Common Core. The blog is written by the folks at Performing in Fifth Grade, where you’ll find lots of ISN resources!

Interactive Student Notebooks and Special Ed

Special Ed Pro - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
Special Ed Pro

On Read ~ Write ~ Create, Special Ed Pro talks about how she uses Interactive Student Notebooks with kids of all ability levels.

 

Elementary Interactive Student Notebooks

What I Have Learned - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
What I Have Learned

Jessica, from the TpT store What I Have Learned, covers diving into Interactive Student Notebooks or what she calls “Reading Notebooks.” Her tip? “Skip the Table of Contents until students have a few things in their notebook. Then we can go back and fill in the TOC. That way, students can concentrate on organizing/gluing, not flipping pages.”

 

Jivey - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
Jivey

TpT Teacher-Author Jivey brings some great ideas for how to use ISNs for Social Studies and Science.

 

CC's Cool School - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
CC’s Cool School

CC’s Cool School offers a detailed look at a Interactive Reader’s Response Notebook and Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Then, visit her TpT store to see her Interactive Reader’s Response Journal or Notebook for 4th and 5th Grade CCSS.

High School Interactive Student Notebooks

Jennifer Lamb - Blog Round-up: Interactive Student Notebooks
Jennifer Lamb

Jennifer Lamb’s giving Interactive Student Notebooks a whirl. Take a peek at her first “flippable” on her Teaching High School Math blog.

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