Reading Field Notes 1

I can reflect on my reading

We will use Field Notes for this. It will take us several weeks to get the Field Notebooks all set up and generate ideas.

  • I can read for pleasure.

  • I can read for information.

  • I can share what I read.

Check in:

  • Check in at voice level 0

  • Go to seats and

    • pull something out of the orange bin to read

    • plan what you want to check out today

    • be ready for next instructions

What are field notes?

Examples of contents:


  • What do you notice about them?

    • What do they all have in common?

    • How are they different?

  • What are some things you might find in them?

  • What supplies do you think you'll need to make a Field Notebook?

Field Notes & Field Notebooks

Examples of notebook exteriors:


  • Why do you think they are small?

  • What can you do with a small notebook that is difficult with a larger one?

  • What is makes a smaller notebook more difficult?

Assignment for Reading Field Notes 1:

(show my example)

Materials needed:

  • 10 pages of white paper

  • 1 cover

  • Pencil

  • Coloring items (from dark blue cart)

Construct your Field Notebook:

  • Put your 10 pieces of paper together with the cover on one side

  • Fold in half

  • Staple in the middle 2 times using the stapler on the white cart

Begin decorating

  • write Field Notes & your name on the cover (must have)

  • write your teacher's name on the back (must have)

  • add images (optional)

Place your Field Notes books in the middle section of the orange bin.

End of Class (last 5 - 10 minutes)

At timer:

  • Go to Voice Level 0

  • Stop working

  • Return supplies to proper place

  • READ

  • Wait for review and dismissal instructions

I can reflect on my reading

More about field notes

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