What is Notebooking?


Notebooking is a written, and often illustrated, method used to create a record or portfolio of what a student has learned.  The notebooking pages a student creates are placed inside a three-ring binder where they can be reviewed and/or improved upon at any time.


Notebooking pages may contain all types of subject matter, such as:


  • maps
  • graphs
  • timelines
  • reports
  • opinions
  • descriptions
  • short stories
  • direct answers to specific questions

 

 

 

What is the difference is between our Note Pack units and regular old notebooking pages?

 

          

 

We've been asked that question a time or two and wanted to take a minute today to explain exactly why our Note Packs are much better than simple notebooking pages. While notebooking pages are great, there are many things left off of them that we include in our Note Packs.

 

One of the many differences about our Note Packs is that they are chronologically ordered based on the reading in the Research Guide. This greatly helps students stay on task when taking notes. Using a plain notebooking page leaves a student open to skip an important date or fact that should be written down.

 

Another difference is the graphics that are used on our Note Pack pages. While other notebooking pages add a small graphic to go along with the theme being studied, In the Hands of a Child adds a large variety of graphics to help reinforce both the theme and the topic for the student.

 

One of our favorite differences is our vocabulary pages. Instead of solid blank lines, we have added interesting boxes so that your student's work stays nice and neat.  This design also allows the student to keep the words and definitions from running together.

 

Our absolute favorite reason that we love our Note Packs so much more than typical notebooking pages is that once the unit is complete and finished, your students have a wonderful study guide that they can refer back to whenever they need a refresher course!

   

Our Note Packs allow your students to enjoy the same Research Guide and activities found in our Lapbook units, but without all of the cutting and pasting! As your students complete each Note Pack page they simply 3-hole punch it and add to any binder.  Our Note Packs provide your students with fun and appealing pages that are filled with interesting and educational graphics. 


There are many different reasons why our Note Packs are so much better than all of those run-of-the-mill notebooking pages you've seen before, but the best way to appreciate the difference is to experience it for yourself!  Download our freebie to see a full Project Pack Plus and compare the Lapbooking and Notebooking features.  


Note Packs are the same price as the eBook or Printed versions of their Lapbook counterparts.