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Three practical and clever ways to use foldables

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Why is it necessary to have a handful of foldables in your interactive notebook lessons? Foldables are one of the best ways to organize quick information.

Students rely on straightforward methods to gather learning material to put into practice. Much of the techniques in learning comes from using organization skills.

Students thrive in learning environments that generate painless ways to put together information.

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The complete library of foldables

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A library of a foldable template is a must-have for any teachers’ toolbox. Why are foldables an essential part of instruction for any subject? This complete library of foldables is a comprehensive resource to use as study guides, introduction to vocabulary or new terms, and consolidate processes.

Templates in your Library of Foldables

You can use foldable templates for just about any subject. Good use of foldable models is that you can use them year after year of teaching. Once you have a set of templates, make a binder or folder of them according to grade, subject, or even topic.

Pop-up templates

Preschool students have fun making pop-up foldables that they can share with friends. But that is not all. Pop-up charts or organizers are a useful way to teach them about storytelling, playtime, and story sequence. For older students, pop-up offer a valuable learning tool to investigate processes in science or math. Many of the pop-up foldables easily insert into an interactive notebook.

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Grading Interactive Notebooks with Rubrics

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Using Rubrics to Grading Interactive Notebooks

Rubrics are essential tools for grading interactive notebooks at any grade level. Depending on the grade level, it is important you have a guideline about what you want to grade on.

Grading interactive notebooks can be simple or complex. But without a rubric to help you gauge how well students are doing in class, it can be difficult to develop lesson plans or activities.

In this way, you can check how helpful it is for students to keep up with interactive notebooks in class. When grading interactive notebooks with rubrics, it is necessary to have a system in place for all students to know.

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