This is a Nonfiction Interactive Notebook for an entire year and is common core aligned. I have included a common core checklist and "I Can" statements for each activity plus directions for assembling. All Informational (nonfiction) Reading standards are included with higher-level thinking elements (138 half pages). If you do not prefer to utilize the product as an interactive notebook, you can use the half pages as exit slips or snapshots for parent-teacher conferences or formative assessments for documentation.
I find that sometimes students need a notation that gives them a "hint" for the objectives that have been presented. In this product, you have a recapitulation of the objective. The half pages "fit" in composition notebooks or 3-ring binders as I have suggested. There are headers for each page that can be colored or used in black and white.
I have created cards that include essential questions, what students should know, mini lesson, and assessment. Print them on cardstock and place them on a ring. You will have everything you need at your fingertips. You will be very organized and have a guide that will make your teaching much easier.
Check out my Fourth Grade Interactive Notebook for Reading Literature (Fiction). With both of these products, your students will be prepared for any test.
Here are some skills that are included:
Main Idea and Details
Cause and Effect
Compare and Contrast
Table of Contents
Font Styles, Bold, Color Italics
First and Second Hand Accounts
Author's Point and Reasons