Here is a peek at each day in a week span for a daily ELA interactive notebook. I love interactive notebooks in the classroom so much! My students have always loved them, too.
Monday is the day that you’re going to spend the most time on your interactive notebook. That is because it is the day you’re introducing the text to the students AND they will have to assemble them.
You can pre-cut the pieces if you want to save time. It’s only three rectangles on one page for Monday and one rectangle for the rest of the week. The students will glue them in!
(Teacher version to introduce story)
Once your kids (or you) have cut the pieces and glued them in, it’s time to read. They will read the passage one or two times through. Each time they read the passage, they’ll color a book. Monday’s focus is all about PHONICS. They’ll finish two tasks focused on phonics skills.
Tuesday is all about rereading for meaning. Also, we work on vocabulary! The interactive piece for today is vocabulary. It asks ONE question about vocabulary, but that is not limited to what you can do. Turn it into a mini lesson on other vocabularies within the text.
Grammar day! First, students will reread their text. Then, students will rewrite the sentence correctly under the Wednesday flap. That is not the limit to all you can do, though. Write a few incorrect sentences on the board from the story and have students rewrite them on the board correctly or make editing marks on the board!
Thursday and Friday
Rereading for meaning means comprehension questions!
And here is the finished product!
Want to try it out for your classroom?
This resource shown also comes with a WORKSHEET version in case you want to do the same activities but without the interactive notebook version.
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