Students will create Interactive Notebooks (iNotebooks) for each subject area. Single-subject spiral notebooks are best, and a separate notebooks are needed for Language Arts and Social Studies.
In class, we will number each page of the notebooks; students will take notes and complete activities in class using only the even numbered pages. On the odd numbered pages, students will be responsible for showing evidence of their learning. iNotebooks will be collected and graded periodically. Neatness matters and students should exhibit pride in their work.
How iNotebooks Will Be Graded:
iNotebooks will be collected every two weeks and graded using the following rubric (grading sheet). Feel free to download the iNotebook Rubric so you can see how you will be graded. The file is in PDF format.
Students must have their spiral notebook with them in class every day. Notes should be used on homework assignments, consulted during class, and kept for the duration of the school year.
Red = Spelling
Blue = Grammar
Green = Literature
Yellow = Academic Vocabulary
Orange = Informational Text
Purple = Writing