Friday, June 28, 2013

Interactive Notebook Linky Party ~ Five for Friday!

I'm *very* excited to be linking up with Jennifer at 4mulaFun for her Interactive Notebook Linky Party!
Aaaand since I'm a double-dippin kinda gal I'm going to show you 5 of my interactive notebooking lessons, making this a great Five for Friday!


All of these ideas come from my Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Teaching Literary Elements for Common Core Grades 4-8. I hope you find some ideas that will work well for your own interactive notebooks!

First up is my favorite interactive notebook template for teaching Point of View.

Why is this one my favorite? Because I *actually* drew the windows and coverings myself! Yep, sure did! This one is quite simple and the students just write the point of view on the window covering and the definition underneath. I also like to have my students come back and write the titles of stories we read that go with each point of view later. Because this one is my very favorite, if you leave a comment below telling me whether you've done interactive notebooks in the past or are just thinking about implementing them next year, I'll email you my blank window template for point of view! Be sure to include your email address in your comment if you'd like the template.

Next up is Theme.


I like to use the tree template first to define theme and later to determine the theme of a story. I really love the idea of using theme songs from television shows to teach this concept! (Thanks Kacey Potter for this idea!) The second tree shows analysis of the Full House theme song. In the trunk of the tree are the topics covered, in the branches is a theme statement, and in the leaves is evidence from the text that supports this theme.


Next up is Story Devices

Once again, this is just a fancy lift the tab to find the definition type of interactivity, but it helps my students remember what a story device is. They've all got devices, right? Simply write the name of the device on the outside and the definition on the inside of the tab. This activity includes foreshadowing, flashback, suspense, and cliffhanger.


Another one of my favorites - Characterization.

Just like the theme tree, the template on the left is simply a nice visual used to show how writers use indirect characterization to characterize their characters (thoughts, words, feelings, choices, and actions). On the right, students analyze a character by writing examples of those five things on the outside of the tab. On the inside, they write an inference made about the character based on what was written on the front of the tab.



And last but certainly not least, I want to share with you my Mood and Tone.

I've got a couple of Mood and Tone activities in this product, but this one is definitely my favorite. Oh, how I've struggled with teaching mood and tone! Honestly.. these are probably some of the most difficult concepts for me to teach. I love, love, LOVE this activity! It helps me to drive home with my students that TONE is writer-centered and MOOD is reader-centered when they have to look at these pictures and decide what the tone and mood are based on whether each is the face of the writer or the face of the reader.

I hope you find some of my ideas for teaching reading literature with interactive notebooks helpful! And if you're thinking about using interactive notebooks next year, or just want to add to the toolkit you've already got, you can find all 22 of my lessons in my Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks in my TpT store.

Happy Notebooking!

55 comments:

  1. OH MY GODDNESS, how did I not know about your blog until now! Your interactive notebooks are AMAZING. I use them in math but these are far more in depth and just the spark I needed to get my Lit ones off the ground. Happy to be your newest follower.
    Amanda
    Rock Stars At Work

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  2. I like how you worked all that in! ;) Great post. ;)
    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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  3. Oh my goodness, these are fabulous! I love the different ideas using windows, iPods, trees, etc. So awesome and engaging for students.

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane
    4mulaFun

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  4. I love, love, love your Interactive Notebook! It's the number one item on my wishlist in TPT, and I can't wait to get a job and snatch this up! LOVE it!!!

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  5. I'm just starting up interactive notebooks this next year. I picked up a template pack a bit ago over at TN - I should probably print them up and make some samples before school starts. i would love your window covering.
    Emily
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  6. Neat ideas! I especially like the tree/theme idea.

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  7. These are such great ideas. Loving your interactive notebooks.

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  8. Wow, I love your INB they are awesome! One more way to keep my 4th graders engaged in the lesson. I just added it to my wish list on TPT. Looking to purchase it closer to the start of school! Yeah!

    Erica
    Shepherd's Shining Stars

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  9. Oh my goodness, these are fantastic ideas!!! I love each one, but my favorite is your hand-drawn windows for point of view! I also adore that you used the Full House theme song to teach theme.

    I am starting interactive notebooks this upcoming school year. I read about them last summer, but spent the year learning (mostly from blogs!) to feel ready to tackle them on my own. I'll try to find something to link up with, but I'm still working on making templates and such.

    If you have any more interactive notebook ideas, I'd love to read about them! My email is LVC6@verizon.net

    Thanks a million!
    Lisa =)

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  10. This is so awesome! I'm trying to think of ways to incorporate the same ideas as an interactive notebook, but with Macbooks. My district is going to be a 1:1 school this coming year! I love what I see. Also, thanks again for everything! I think I'm getting the hang of this thing!

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  11. I've only used interactive notebooks with math, but I put your TPT product on my Wish List.

    Thanks,
    Karen
    karen.king@hazelparkschools.org

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  12. I'm following you on bloglovin! I would love for you to give some bloglovin love to mysecondgradejournal.

    Thanks

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  13. I love your interactive notebook. I just added it to my wishlist on TPT. I never thought about teaching Theme through song. That is a great idea! I teach 7th grad ELA and can't wait to try this out with my kids next year.
    If would love it if you emailed me the template.

    Thanks!
    Lori
    LoriCaldwell@gmail.com

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  14. I'm thinking about starting with my 10th grade world history this year. I'd love a copy of your template to work with.

    Carrie
    czbartlett@gmail.com

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  15. I just started using INB's last year. So far, I love them. I really like all of the ideas you have shared, and I will definitely be taking a look at your stuff on the TpT store. I would also really like to have the template for your windows. What an awesome idea.
    Thanks,
    Sharon
    sharon.stratton@rcstn.net

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  16. I love your notebooking ideas! I have never done them before, but I am thinking of doing them this year. I would love your blank window template. My email is kland2003@yahoo.com

    Thanks!
    Kristine

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  17. I'm spending my summer trying to get interactive notebooks up for next year.. I LOVE your blog! I would love your window templates as well! Birdie.cheung@gmail.com. thank you so much!

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  18. I love your templates! I have done notebooking in math, but am wanting to add Language Arts and Reading this year. I would love your window templates.
    kellys3ps@sbcglobal.net

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  19. I'm excited to follow you on bloglovin'! I am a fifth grade teacher, and love all the upper level lessons you have! Can't wait to implement some of the ideas I've seen here!

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  22. These are wonderful. I'm planning to use Interactive Notebooks with my 7th and 8th grade reading classes. Can you offer any advice for getting started with this project?

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  23. Thank you! I'm starting interactive notebooks this year with my 8th graders...I would love your template! jwolfe@djusd.net.

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  24. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing all that you are doing. I have been reading and writing down ideas on INB so that I can attempt to start this year. Feeling excited to start this in my class and would love your template for point of view. Thank you again for the inspiration!
    evefriske@iusd.org

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  25. I am student teaching this semester and I will be implementing science notebooking with my students and would love to do one for ELA also. My mentor teacher already has them keep a notebook with notes, etc. But I would love to introduce an interactive component. I would love the template! my email is br_oden at msn dot com

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  26. I would love the window template!! We are using interactive journals in 2nd grade for all subject! : ) hayleyyost@gmail.com

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  27. I LOVE your blog! Your passion for teaching is undeniable and you have such innovative ideas! I would love to bring some of your awesomeness into my class! Could you send me your window templates? My email is wedgeworth5@gmail.com. Also, are your other goodies on TPT?

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  28. Hello! I am just starting to use Interactive notebooks with my resource students! I would love your point of view templates to use with my students! Thank you so much :)

    tjrjlb@gmail.com

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  29. I would love to use your point of view templates with my third graders ! Thanks,
    Erin
    ehoopert@jeffco.k12.co.us

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  30. the p.o.v. template is adorbs! i have done some work with interactive notebooks in the past. i'm trying to do more with it this year.
    my email address: abcowles@yahoo.com

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  31. Love the POV window template. I just found your blog, and will keep coming back. Thanks!

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  32. Love this POV activity! We just started interactive notebooks. I would love the template! Art (even simple forms) is not my strong suit :) alanasalcido@hotmail.com

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  33. I would love to try this with my fifth grade class.

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  34. Doing POV next week for my formal observation. This would be great! Just started using interactive notebooks this year, and I love it!
    Tracy.cook@husd.org

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  35. Doing POV next week for my formal observation. This would be great! Just started using interactive notebooks this year, and I love it!
    Tracy.cook@husd.org

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  36. I'm teaching my kids point of view next week and I would LOVE a copy of your template please :) my email is dmcgrory@governorscharter.org

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  37. We are working on point of view in a few weeks and I would LOVE a copy of your template. I just found your blog and will be black to visit often. Alison.williams@yrdsb.edu.on.ca

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  38. I am about to introduce point of view to my students with the books: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Voices in the Park, Hey, Little Ant, and Encounter. These are all great to use when teaching point of view. I would love your template to incorporate an activity into our reading time. Email: alisonmmock@gmail.com

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  39. I am about to introduce point of view in my class using the story Retrieve Reformation by O. Henry. I would love to add your wonderful templates to our interactive notebooks. Email: erickashari@gmail.com

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  40. Can I get your template for the windows point of view? Would love to use it in my classroom. Thanks for sharing!
    scrapbookjenny@yahoo.com

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  41. Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas! As a second year teacher I am trying to implement Interactive Notebooking with my class and these examples are super helpful! Would you email me your window template at rhafred@gmail.com? Thanks again!!

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  42. I am also a second year teacher implementing Interactive notebooking. I love your POV window template. I would very much appreciate it if you would email it to me as well, nikki.mitchell@dardanellelizards.com

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  43. I've been using Interactive Reading notebooks this year and my students love it! The best part is that it's "fun" learning and they are actually excited to work in their readers notebooks. I've always struggled with how to make teaching reading skills and comprehension fun, interesting and comprehensive for students and this year Interactive Reading notebooks have definitely been my answer! I love your POV windows and would greatly appreciate if I could have a copy - it fits right into my curriculum planning! Thanks! christietaylor25@gmail.com

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  44. I love the point of view windows! I started interactive notebooks this year, and I am slowly collecting resources to keep my students engaged.

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  45. I love the point of view windows! I started interactive notebooks this year, and I am slowly collecting resources to keep my students engaged.

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  46. I just found your Point of View Windows...oh please may I have a copy?
    queenbeeminneola@gmail.com
    Thanks
    Natalie

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  47. I'd love a copy of the POV windows! Our school has started training with Dinah Zike Academy on interactive notebooks and foldables. I love this!
    akklaerner@gmail.com

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  48. I adore your point of view windows. I was looking to implement this lesson today, if possible. This goes along with our project of creating a snowman book report and on one of the buttons it asks to state the point of view. This is a much more concrete visual of teaching point of view that will stick with the students. We currently do a Reading/Writing binder daily and it is wonderful. I would really appreciate a copy of the windows. kirkey44@yahoo.com

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  49. I am teaching a review of Point of View for 4th graders and realizing they can tell the difference wanted to stretch their understanding. I already do journals and include a lot of foldables but this one is the best. Thanks for sharing. dtrigiani6@gmail.com

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  50. can i get the template for the point of view windows activity? jamiebjerke@hotmail.com

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  51. Hi! I am a 4th grade teacher from New Mexico and this year I just began to use interactive notebooks. I came across your link and love your idea for author's point of view which we will be working on this week. You are so generous to offer the template which I would love to use. Thanks! brenn@aps.edu

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  52. We teachers from Kansas are loving your ideas! Thank you for your willingness to share your ideas. Our school have student interns from Wichita State every semester and and they are turning us on to interactive notebooks. (GO SHOX) We can't wait to hear from you!
    jhenning@usd259.net

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  53. Love this for Lit! My sped students work well with visuals and I can not wait to add this to their reading notebooks!
    My email address is lprimm@stockton.k12.mo.us

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  54. I love these ideas for interactive notebooks. I want to start them this year so I have lots of ideas starting next school year.
    Thank you for posting this. I would love to use your point of view windows to start off my POV unit.
    Thank you!
    steink@wwcsd.net

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  55. I am a certified teacher, but am working as a long-term sub at the moment. My class is getting read to begin a POV unit, and I would LOVE to use your windows! What a great idea!
    Thank you!
    brandihaines1@gmail.com

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