Brief description: a technical guide to interactive notebooking with hundreds of templates and photos of cross-curricular examples across grade levels. Includes CD of customizable templates.
More detailed description:
A 2011 winner of Learning magazine's coveted Teachers' Choice Award! Notebook Foldables work well in any subject area to stimulate ideas and represent information in a format more familiar and useful to more advanced/upper level students. Dinah’s latest book features adaptations of her Foldables specially designed to fit in composition books, spiral notebooks, binders, and even exam books. Reproducible graphics are supplied in the book, as well as instructions on how to create these modified Foldables using regular paper. You’ll be amazed at the hundreds of full-color examples found throughout the book! This book contains 129 pages.
Please note: if you are looking for a book that contains specific content activity ideas or the directions for completing Dinah's original, independent Foldables, you might want to look at the Big Book for your content area and grade level (e.g., Big Book of Math, K-6 or MS/HS). This book is more of a technical guide to notebooking or journaling, with lots of templates to make the experience more interactive and 3-dimensional. There are photographed examples of notebooks in different content areas and grade levels shown throughout this book.
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Posted by Linda on 14th Feb 2013
I really love this foldable idea book. It really targets all subjects and gives great COLOR examples!
Posted by Sheree Lynn Harnagel on 18th Jan 2013
I have been using Foldables for going on 10 years and love them. I have recently started working at small, non-profit,PK-12 school in the Houston area. Most of the children are "at risk, or low socio-economically impacted" students. It has been fun and a bit of challenge to encourage, model, and change the way instruction has been delivered by the small staff.
The owners and I have have great expectations of expanding the number of students we teach. One of the goals is to develop our staff by exposing and then expecting them to use "BEST PRACTICES" in facilitating the learning of our students. Dinah Zike's Foldables is one of those tools we will use to make this happen!
Posted by Christy Harrison on 31st Oct 2012
I own a tutoring center and I refuse to push worksheets on students. My center focuses on teaching using brain-based techniques that are different and unique. I have started incorporating the interactive notebooks with foldables into my tutoring sessions and I must say -- it is amazing! I want to learn more! I would really love to attend a Train the Trainer workshop so I can share this idea with everyone! Thank you so much!!
Posted by V. Jones on 21st Sep 2012
As many know, after quite a few years of teaching the same thing over and over we can get stale. Interactive notebooks and Dinah's books have revitalized me. I am excited again---and so are my astudents. I especially love how easy its made differentiation in my classroom! THanks!
Posted by DFino on 17th Sep 2012
Our middle school students are using spiral notebooks this year. This book gives us so many ideas on how to include foldable notes that our students can tape or glue into the pages. It makes the class more interesting and fun when taking notes.
Posted by Rodney Harrington on 17th Sep 2012
I love the interactive notebook system and so do my 6th graders. The engagement in my class is unbelievable. The interaction with the learning has improved class efficiency, management, and learning. I have bragged so much about it that most of the teachers on the 6th grade team and some of the 7th and 8th grade teachers are adding this to their tools.
Posted by R. Massaro on 21st Aug 2012
I bought this particular book to help keep better portfolios for my daughters work. It has made keeping her work much easier. There is more work on the front end of the lesson because the curriculum is not tailored to foldables, but I think it is worth it in the long run.
Posted by Diana Blackstone-Helt on 6th Aug 2012
I was nervous to order this without seeing it first. I was afraid it would not be suitable for high school students. I am pleased to see that it is and am excited to get started with using it to create foldables for their notebooks.
Posted by Ellen McGee on 22nd Jun 2012
The only bad thing about this book was getting it in the mail on the very last day of school. I really wanted to call some of my kids and ask them to help me figure out how I'm going to use this next year! LOVE LOVE LOVE it and can't wait to implement this new way to think in my classroom.
Posted by Sheila Perry on 21st Jun 2012
This book provides a unique, yet effective method of retaining information, assessing, and introducing new ideas and concepts. I’ve experimented with similar methods, but after attending several sessions with this product, I know that I have made a wise investment in my future educational, instructional methods. An added bonus to this product is the interactive CD that provides limitless possibilities and the ability to integrate many other real-world resources.
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