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Here are the learning targets I use with my 8th-grade students that guide their interactive notebook work throughout the school year.
SCIENCE NOTEBOOK LEARNING TARGETS
I can maintain an organized science notebook.
- pages numbered
- each entry includes title and date
- work is neatly completed (I can read it and so can others.)
- table of contents kept to date
- designated learning targets recorded each day (* - have an asterisk in the plan book)
- useful for tests, quizzes, and regular study sessions
I can maintain a science notebook that shows evidence of learning.
- all required assignments are completed with craftsmanship
- student shows work above the basic requirements
- pictures, diagrams, symbols, color, and creativity are used to aid/demonstrate learning
- student demonstrates grit, curiosity, craftsmanship, and integrity (work is your own)
Downloads - Use freely and make changes as needed.
My Go To Interactive Notebook Materials
- Book - Teaching Science With Interactive Notebooks*
- Book - Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy*, Grades K-2 – Teacher Resource Provides Creative Learning Strategies to Build Comprehension and Study Skills
- Composition Notebooks - 5 pack*
- Elmer's Purple Glue Sticks*
- Duct Tape of Many Different Colors* - This shortens the time it takes for students to find their notebooks. They add their own designs and patterns which allows them to spot their notebooks at a glance.
- Sticky Index Tabs* help to keep everything organized.
- Twistable Colored Pencils *- Color adds an extra layer to interactive note-booking. It's just another way students can add a personal touch.
- Lined Sticky Notes* - These allow students to layer reflections on top of their work, create mobile to-do lists, and record data that can be moved from place to place. They add another layer of flexibility.