I will never forget that statement… “Your homework is fun!” – It was a 7th grade girl commenting on my Interactive Notebook assignments. I would always have my students process their classwork in their notebook as a homework assignment. My kids loved their Interactive Notebooks for a variety of reasons – and that was not ever a reason I thought I would hear from my kids! But I love it!!
Here are a few different assignments I would give my kids:
Here is an assignment where they evaluate different factors in a category on a Spectrum. In this example, students are evaluating the importance of different advantages the Conquistadors had over the Aztecs in the conquest of Mexico. Next time I am going to add more to this assignment by having students write a summary explaining why they ranked the different advantages from Most to Least Important.
give specific directions and provide models.
Have fun with your Interactive Notebooks!