Reader's & Writer's Notebook
As you record your response to text, DO NOT focus on summary. The focus is on your response and ongoing dialog with the text. What does this look like? Click here to see a sample Reader's & Writer's Digital Notebook.
When you write a Reader’s & Writer’s Digital Notebook entry, you should include one or more of the following:
observations and insights about your reading process and experience
new vocabulary with definitions
links to research sources
passages (with parenthetical citations)
When directed to do so, you will also add the following to your Reader’s & Writer’s Digital Notebook:
prompts - copy/pasted from Google Classroom to your notebook and followed by a detailed and in-depth response
nature journal responses
When engaging in drafting and brainstorming work for a summative assessment, you will add the following to your Reader’s & Writer’s Digital Notebook:
When keep this early drafting work in your Reader’s & Writer’s Digital Notebook, you are creating a "breadcrumb trail" of your thinking which will let you validate the authenticity of your work. You can prove it is your own - an important skill in the 21st century!
Throughout each semester, you will keep a digital Reader's & Writer's Notebook (RWN) which will reveal your ongoing dialog with a text and create a "breadcrumb trail"- automatically time stamped - revealing precisely what you did when. This will help you prove the authenticity and originality of your work.
Reader's & Writer's Notebook.