Students need to understand how to read, examine and discuss a variety of texts. The Reading Comprehension Interactive Notebook is a tool to aid comprehension, write about thinking, and provide evidence from the text. Students should have many opportunities to examine and discuss stories while receiving constant and immediate feedback. Feedback may be in the form of one-to-one conferencing, reading notebook rubrics, or share time.
Reading notebooks and assessments is a daunting task for a teacher. However, If you have access to Chromebooks, laptops, and iPads, there is a way to take the reading notebook to a whole new level and make your life easier. I like going digital because students can explain their thinking in a variety of ways and allow them to use different modalities. It is also great for differentiation. Need assistance writing down thoughts? No problem, create a video instead. Students can show their learning in a variety of ways via audio, video, pictures, and drawings. This idea holds true for the teacher as well. Leveraging digital tools in an effective manner can change the way you view teaching and learning. Want to learn a few tips and tricks to assist you in taking the Interactive Notebook to the Next Level? Check out the resources below:
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