Interactive notebooks templates are so versatile! Other than sharing in the commonality of being a printable with the humble worksheet, they serve to greatly economize on space.
For instance, you can scaffold teaching and learning effectively.
You can have prompts on the cover tabs followed by responses under these tabs.
Here I’ve scaffolded the structure of different poem types. Students can look at the prompts and follow along when writing their own poems.
They serve as excellent graphic organizers and effectively target kinesthetic learners with all the cutting and gluing: active hands = active minds.
Great for Compare and Contrast features too.
And above all anything in an Interactive Notebook looks appealing!
This is one of my favorite months – for one thing it is a festive season marked by the advent of Easter – and then, it’s National Poetry Month where an appreciation for all things poetic is fostered.
Now, we all know that in order for our students to write creative poems, they must have a sound knowledge of the poetic devices that play an instrumental role in impressing the reader, so with this in mind, I designed 120 QR Codes (40 color, 40 blackline, 40 answer codes) to make conceptual knowledge more concrete. Instead of me lecturing about the elements of poetry, students can find out for themselves by scanning the QR code on each card, writing their responses, and then checking the answers. Now isn’t that learning by Inquiry in itself?
Wish you a Happy Easter and creative National Poetry Month 🙂