Notebooking

by Carolina Staff
Carolina K-8 Curriculum

Write to Read. Read to Write. Write to Learn.

In elementary classrooms, teachers often have multiple resources at their fingertips to teach students to read. However, curricula used to teach reading often doesn’t support teachers—or students—in writing.

Yet research shows that reading and writing have a synergetic relationship: reading interventions can enhance students’ writing performance; reading and writing learned together leads to a positive outcome; and, with proper supports, writing can drive learning and be a useful tool to help students demonstrate their thoughts and draw connections.

A science notebook provides a highly personal and engaging pathway for students to build writing skills as they define problems, plan investigations, construct explanations, and communicate information. Get students started with our “Keeping a Science Notebook” resource. This student sheet guides them in recording ideas and capturing data and observations. They make sense of these notes to help them explain phenomena and solve problems.

Keeping a science notebook. Write the date in a your notebook every time you add to it. Write or draw your own ideas as well as ideas and information you find from books, magazines, scientists, your teacher, and others.
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