As I had already written in my first and second posts on Interactive Grammar Notebooks, last year was my first year to use interactive notebooks. Before school began, I found myself with the desire PLUS precious direction, from my amazing Greek colleague, Papadeli Sophia !
I have to thank her again so much, for all the inspiration and support!
Overall, they were a success- Experimenting on them during this first school year with few students, among whom was my daughter, was great fun!…I’m sure, we’ll do much better this year ,with all my afternoon classes, at school!
This notebook is built, by adding each grammar skill or concept as an insert gradually throughout the year as they are introduced to new material. By the end of year, they have a complete notebook they can use as a reference and I can use as an assessment tool or portfolio piece.This is simple and can be done with any grammar curriculum we are using.
First, I used a common notebook, school glue, scissors and markers/colored pencils. Since we are fully stocked on school supplies, I did not need to make any new purchases.
Then, ideally, we should reserve the first 1-2 pages for the table of contents. I admit that, I didn’t do that, this first year…Going forward, we add a new page for each skill.
The next step is to find some ideas or even printables and foldables for the Grammar notebooks …I asked Sophia Papadeli to help me get started and I also visited Pinterest and used my imagination and creativity, of course!
Here are just few new pages for you to have a look at, get inspired and hopefully, start your own Grammar Notebooks, this school year!
PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE/MOVEMENT/TIME
PREPOSITIONS OF TIME
BE GOING TO
BE GOING TO for making predictions based on evedence
BE GOING TO -plans
EXPRESS FUTURE PLANS, USING THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE
SOME/ANY- EXPRESSING QUANTITY
MODALS ( A guessing game, using pictures)