I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how to structure my reading class this year. Any of you spend lots of time planning your ideas over the summer, only to discover, in practice, they don’t work out the way you expect? ‘Cause that happens to me all the time!
Anyway, my plan this year is to use notebooks for our vocabulary, skills ideas, etc. I purchased the composition notebooks for my students. They’re sturdier than the spiral notebooks I usually use, so hopefully they will last better. Plus, it’s harder for them to pull out a piece of paper to use for their homework.
The organization of the notebook will include:
cover page with illustrations of student interests
two pages for each skill we will cover (20 total skills throughout the year)
a page for each week’s vocabulary words (30 weeks)
That will leave some extra pages so that when other uses crop up, we will have some room
Do you use reader’s notebooks? How do you organize them? What do you use for the notebook?