Interactive notebooks are a great way for your students to experience hand-on language skills and activities they will actually remember. This notebook (when completed) will serve as an excellent end-of-the-year study guide for the 8th grade standardized test. ALL language skills in this notebook are aligned to the 8th Common Core Conventions of Language standards.
Interactive notebooks can be used in many different ways (choose whatever works for you). Personally, I like to introduce the skill, have the students complete their notebook activity and use it as a guide when they are completing independent activities or group work. Students are encouraged to use their notebook as needed throughout the year.
This notebook is designed for your students to actually interact in some way with the skill (usually through flap books, pocket activities etc.)
EACH Common Core standard includes:
“I Can” statement with the standard clearly stated to glue in
An explanation of the standard (grammar rule, definition
An interactive activity for students to complete with examples of the skill.
Directions for using the activity in their notebook.
A student self-evaluation for the skill. (This is a check sheet
which is placed at the beginning of their interactive
notebook for students to use at the end of each skill.
Teacher Progress monitoring sheet for the standards.
I have also included a table of contents, dividers for each section
(Conventions of Language, Knowledge of Language and Vocabulary Acquisition) and color and black and white composition book covers.
Some blank templates are included in case you prefer to add your own academic vocabulary or affixes.
Your students will need a composition book, colored-pencils or crayons, glue (preferably Elmer’s using ONLY small dots of glue for pasting), and scissors to use this interactive notebook.
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