This is my first year using interactive notebooks, and I wanted a way for my kids to keep important information about the short stories we will be reading on one page. Typically if kids take notes about a story, there is so much information they can't find what they need quickly. Enter the flip chart.
Students can turn it in once the story is done and it is quick to grade. They have to refer to the text and their notes to support their answers and give examples of how the literary elements you choose to focus on are used and they have to pay attention to the characters and genre elements.
This is a Word file so you can edit and adapt as appropriate for yourself. Just be sure to print your flip charts as two sided pieces of paper. You will need to alternate the pages when you run through a copy machine - page one with the image on the bottom of the page, page two upside down so the image is at the top. You may need to play with it in your copy machine to get it right.
Keywords: interactive notebooks; foldable, short story analysis