This is an Interactive Reading Notebook/Journal which is used with a composition book. Students use this to take notes, journal to text they have read, and learn and practice 4th and 5th grade CCSS standards for reading and informational text.
(Note...This is not just a notebook for taking notes. This product gives you and your students the ability to practice a CCSS skill more than one time.)
I use this to model my reading instruction for my students, for their independent work and even assessment. I choose text that is at grade level for my students and can be used with a standard, we read together, complete the work together and they cut and glue their product into their book. Eventually they do this on their own through the gradual release method of instruction. It is for 4th and 5th grade students and is aligned to CCSS Reading Literature and Informational Text. I grouped 4th and 5th together in this product because the standards scaffold and some repeat. It is also useful for differentiation. All foldables/organizers have CCSS standards written on the page or in the organizer. It contains the following material:
Directions for Journal Assembly and pictures
Some ways to use the foldables/organizers and pictures
How I use the material in my classroom
Literature Response Guidelines/Student Goal Setting
Rubric… 4 points based on the best practices of Robert Marzano.
Rubrics that can be copied
2 student response covers
Good Readers Take Notes...words for student notes
List of useful websites that have articles, stories, and poems
15 + pages of Readers Task Cards that focus on Reading Strategies and Response Questions based on CCSS grade 4 and 5 covering Key Ideas and Details and Craft and Structure. Some repeat on a page so you don’t have to make numerous copies.
34 pages of different foldables/graphic organizers aligned to 4th Grade CCSS for Reading Literature and Informational Text. Some repeat on a page so you don’t have to make numerous copies.
44 pages of different foldables/graphic organizers aligned to 5th Grade CCSS for Reading Literature and Informational Text. Some repeat on a page so you don’t have to make numerous copies.
Please note that with this purchase you are getting...
*Simple design which makes it easy for students to color, cut, and glue. (Less instructional time wasted)
*Peace of mind knowing that your are covering more than enough higher level thinking.
*Organizers that are real and similar to what will appear on a test such as the PARCC assessment.
I have an example of how I use this on my blog. The link is below.
I hope this helps you.
Clipart by Laura Strickland
CC’s Cool School
This is for single classroom use only and all copyrights belong to Nlarocca2013.