- Inside Front Cover: Student Information Label
- Pages 1-5: Table of Contents
Since these notebooks will be used year-long, students will need a method for looking up information. The Table of Contents will provide page numbers and the content that is found on those pages.
- Page numbering starts after the Table of Contents.
Students will number pages in their notebook as they complete pages. These pages will also be added to the Table of Contents at the beginning of the lesson.
- V.I.T. (Very Important Terms)
Before beginning a new unit, students will add a V.I.T. page. This page will include a pocket for holding index cards. Index cards will be used for learning vocabulary words. I am a big fan of old-fashioned flash cards over a list or glossary for several reasons.
1. Its an easy way to practice with someone unfamiliar with the lesson or words.
2. When students combine 2 or more flash card sets, an array of games can be played for practicing the words.
3. Varying levels of difficulty: Easier words can be practiced by reading the word and giving the definition, whereas more difficult words can be done in the opposite manner.
4. By counting your cards, its quick to tell if you are missing any cards. (PS. I always include a paperclip with the pocket for an extra way to keep the cards from falling out.
- Left vs. Right
I am choosing to layout my pages with the left-side as student practice and the right-side for teaching materials, foldables, and other notes. I can really be done either way, but this is my preference and what I have seen in other interactive notebooks.