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Here students write scrapbook paragraphs about their vacation
9, 10, 11, 12
Title – Notebooking
By – Kathleen A. Wild
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 9th-12th
Materials Needed :
- plain white printing paper,
- hole punchers,
- zig zag scissors,
- pencils colored and regular,
- construction paper or scrap booking designed paper, and
- three ring binders,
- photos of a special family trip or other occasion.
- Have your students gather about 20 pieces of plain white paper each.
- Use the hole punchers and punch holes in the paper so that it will fit properly into a three ring binder.
- Place all 20 sheets of paper into the binder for each student.
- Now have the students write a title on the top of the first page.
- Under the title, have the students write BY and then their name.
- Now the students can start writing on the page about the occasion or trip that they went on. Write about one paragraph leaving room to place a picture or photo. This can be done in two ways. Either the student draws the picture of the special experience or uses photos that were taken at the time of the event.
- Now the students can use the zig zag scissors to cut around the picture. If the students want to, they may also be creative and cut out a border or a mat to frame the picture that they have used for their story.
- The final step is to glue the picture to the page, below what the student has written.
- Use the rest of the pages, as many as needed, to write sentences or vocabulary words related to the story that the students write. The students may also want to present more photos to add to “The Notebooking Pages”. Be creative! You may also use scrapbooking papers for borders or draw your own. This is a positive way to write and have your very own book.
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