How to grade interactive notebooks without going insane
Interactive notebook grading systems are important steps in having success throughout the school year. When you have a grading system that is consistent, fair, and easy to follow, it gives students a sense of commitment.
From the very beginning of the school year, make sure you set clear expectations about interactive notebooks. If you want students to use the interactive notebooks as a study tool and reflection, then it is essential to administer a grading system for all your classes.
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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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Interactive Notebooks as Educational Tools
Perhaps, you use interactive notebooks in your classroom or in your homeschool group. But no matter the setting you use them, there is more value than simply as an educational tool.
More than ever, teachers and instructors rely in interactive notebooks. These educational tools are great for students to take ownership of their learning. More than ever, active learners keep track of what they are learning.
However, there is no simple steps to setting up an interactive notebooks. Many students even reject the idea because they may think it is another school supply they must keep up with. But if students want success in school, keeping up with study skills is essential to getting good grades.
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