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Xtina
Xtina
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9/29/2016
Xtina
Xtina
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I work in a K-2 school and a few 1st grade teachers purchased the Reader's Notebooks from Heinemann. They asked if there was a guide or information on how to use these notebooks. They were asking about a lesson plan or 'scope and sequence' for introducing the notebooks and when/how to use the different sections in the notebooks.

If anyone has a suggestion for how to use them in a 1st grade classroom please share them. Thanks!!
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Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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9/29/2016
Xtina wrote:
I work in a K-2 school and a few 1st grade teachers purchased the Reader's Notebooks from Heinemann. They asked if there was a guide or information on how to use these notebooks. They were asking about a lesson plan or 'scope and sequence' for introducing the notebooks and when/how to use the different sections in the notebooks.

If anyone has a suggestion for how to use them in a 1st grade classroom please share them. Thanks!!


There are suggestions given in Guided Reading Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, by Fountas and Pinnell. They suggest using a notebook to extend understandings: write a letter to the teacher (which you answer), draw or sketch your thoughts/ideas, use labels, do a quick write, write a summary of a story, describe the lesson of a story or the big idea of a nonfiction text and what it means to you. Occasionally use graphic organizers to reflect text structure: Compare and contrast, problem and solution, cause and effect or chronological sequence. Chapter 23 of this new text lists ways to use Reader's Notebooks. Although most of this particular section is geared toward using notebooks with students in grade 2 and above, there are suggestions outlining how to introduce and effectively use this tool with your students.

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Helenann Steensen, Official Fountas & Pinnell Consultant, Heinemann
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