To set up the ISN I use:
1. A chart is given to students that is glued behind the cover of their composition book (inside left). This chart gives them a list of ideas to complete on the left side and gives them an idea of what to expect on the right side (from the teacher).
2. I give them a template for the Author Page/Cover Page. You can copy it and give to the students or just show them what information is needed on their cover page. I tell the students to decorate their author page as well; to make it personal to them.
3. Table of Contents (TOC): I give them this template to glue in right after their author page. I prefer to use one page number for the left and ride side activity. I have done it the other way with simply numbering each page like a book and found it to be confusing for the students and me.