I have a great book recommendation
for your pool bag this summer!
I found this book, Notebook Know How by Aimee Buckner, about six years ago and I still have it prominently sitting
on my shelf behind my desk.
I refer back to it constantly!
Here are my top 3 reasons
it should be in your pool bag this summer!
2. Ready to use:
This was the biggest selling point for me! This book helped me to understand how and why to set up a notebook, how to develop and mold the notebook so students could see the connections from our lessons to their writing, and Aimee's book explained how to assess their notebook. Aimee's approach to the notebook gave my Workshop a soul. The student's notebook's became a part of them. I loved watching their proud faces as they protectively would bring their notebooks to our easel area for a mini-lesson or their eager faces when they would scatter around the room to get started on a piece.
Of course I need something in my pool bag this summer too! I've decided to read Aimee's book on Nonfiction! I will be teaching Science and Math next year and I already know that I want to see students writing in their Science journals. I am hoping to get great ideas from this book! I'll let you know what I find out!