The Interactive Student Notebook is the ultimate differentiating instruction & alternative assessment tool!!! It is classroom tested & easily aligned with the Common Core (once you enter your own contents for the teacher's input)
This file contains an interactive student notebook packet with cover pages, a mini lesson, and 100 pages worth of templates to help you and your students get started with using this wonderful strategy. The Interactive Student Notebook is the ultimate differentiating & alternative assessment tool and can be used across the curriculum - in all subjects and from the primary grades all the way through high school. An interactive Student Notebook serves as a live journal, personalized textbook, and a dynamic working portfolio for your students.
Please note, pictures of students' samples are included. However, if you'd like to see more pictures (which I couldn't include due to file size contraints) visit my blog ATeachersTreasure.com. Lots more pictures are available there.
a cover page for the notebook (with the STARS)
A title page (for student information)
A guide to an Interactive Student Notebook for students to glue into their notebook.
A mini lesson to teach the students how to interact with the notebook. (Let them glue it into their notebook as well)
A Table of Contents for the students to keep track of their mini lessons.
A cover page template to use with the beginning of each unit.
Templates for both the right side (teacher input) and left side (student input).
Mix and Match the templates to make them work for you, for each lesson, and for each student.
Use a variety of reflections to differentiate instruction for your students.
*** This file is a zipped pdf. file. You will need to use WinZip (free & safe to download) to open it up.
To check out my tutorial on using the interactive student notebook in the classroom visit the Virtual Teaching Expo -
To view my blog posts with students examples of the Interactive STudent Notebook visit -
If you purchase this product I would greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to leave a comment & a fair rating.
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me at ATeachersTreasure@gmail.com
I'm excited to comb slowly and carefully through the ISN and to begin using it in my classroom. Perhaps consider making a table of contents page for the product itself? Also, I'd love to hear about the ways that you have used the graphic organizers and responses with a variety of content and skills.
I'm very excited to get started. After I purchased the kit I brought it to my (High School English) department, and we've decided to use it to help students make a resource that will follow throughout their high school careers.
I have been using interactive notebooks all year and found this a great resource.
February 17, 2013
I wish you hadn't used the 'winzip' I have had so much trouble with it, it looked like for a while I was going to have to pay 29.95 to get your book. They don't make it easy. Even if I love your book , I will think twice about purchasing anything else.
February 16, 2013
You included many fine ideas.
February 13, 2013
I will start using this on Monday in my classroom. Well thought out and organized.
Love the journal activities for my evaluation of the student's knowledge.
January 26, 2013
Looking forward to using this.
January 26, 2013
This is a great resource, a little overwhelming at first, the examples provided were helpful, but as someone attempting to use interactive notebooks for the first time, I think I could use a bit more direction. I think I will try to use these next school year so that I have time to go through the materials. The templates are well constructed!
Hi Mary, it is geared more towards reading, writing, social studies and science, but the concept def. applies to Math. It is a collection of templates that can be used across the curriculum. If you want something specific to math check out Jen Runde's Math Journal!!!
February 19, 2013
Can these templates be used in the small black/white cover composition books? I would really love to do this idea this year in my math classes, but we don't have spiral bound notebooks???
Hello, I want to implement your STAR notebook into my reader's workshop this year. Is this the product that you made from your Reading - Pride & Joy on your blog? Are all the mini-lessons you show photos of included?
The Interactive Student Notebook is blank templates with a variety of note taking pages and reflections to go along with my notebook you saw on my blog. The mini lessons are not included and can be purchased individuali.
August 9, 2012
Hi, I have purchased and downloaded this amazing notebook and am looking forward to using it in my third grade reading classroom. I would like to see your explanation of the product and how you use it. I thought I purchased it but can not find it again. HELP!
Hi! I bought your ISN online packet and I am very excited to use it this year. I have used an IN in the past and I usually use a composition notebook. I have two questions:
1) With a 3-subject notebook do you find they get sloppy and pages fall out easily? I had that problem that is why I used composition notebooks. What do you recommend or do to keep them from falling apart.
2) I am teaching both reading and writing this next year. Do you recommend having a separate notebook for each subject or would it work to do them both in the same notebook?
1. I found composition books to be too small for me, that why I picked a spiral notebook. But it's really about your personal preference. It's what you're comfortable with ;)
2. I actually like the idea of integrating the two. Reading and writing are interdependent and that how I like teaching to my kids.
Hi, no they are not. Mini lessons are sold separately (but we can work out a bundle if you're interested). The Interactive Notebook is a set of templates that can be applied to all subject areas. I hope this helps. If you have any other question don't hesitate to ask me.
May 9, 2012
Have you considered putting all your Readers' Workshop items together and offering a larger packet? I would be interested in seeing all of it together!
Hi :) I have the broken down so that they are more affordable and that you can pick and choose the ones you like. If you would like to buy them as a bundle we can work something out. Email me at ATeachersTreasure@gmail.com
April 24, 2012
Does the ISN come with the coordinating mini-lessons or just the templates? Is there any type of bundle to purchase the mini-lessons and ISN templates together?
The ISN packet comes with templates only. I sell mini lessons for Reading separately. What g=subject & grade are you looking for? If you are interested in my mini lessons we can work out a bundle for a better price. Send me an email to ATeachersTreasure@gmail.com if you are interested.