*Writing is how we think our way into a subject and make it our own. —William Zinsser*

**Videos of Content Area Writing** http://www.learner.org/resources/series205.html

**Examples and Ideas on How to Get Started**

**All subjects/General**

http://interactive-notebooks.wikispaces.com/

http://www.nonags.org/members/dasaunders/index2.html

http://www.journeytoexcellence.org/practice/instruction/theories/miscideas/notebook.phtml

**Reading Response or Daybooks**

**How to Set Daybooks Up Ppt **Language Arts Daybook.ppt** **

http://www.liketoread.com/assess_daybooks.php

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev/profdev085.shtml

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/exchanging-ideas-sharing-journals-1054.html

http://thms.rsu20.org/ecology/ela/

**Math and Science** http://interactive-math-science-notebooks.wikispaces.com/

**Social Studies**

http://mrsgannon.wordpress.com/interactive-notebooks/

http://cynthiasparks.tripod.com/interactive_notebook.htm

**Math**

http://mymathclass.wordpress.com/2008/07/25/interactive-notebook-startup-packet/

http://mymathclass.wordpress.com/category/interactive-notebooks/interactive-math-notebooks/

**Math Journals**

http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/3rd-grade-math-journals.html

**Prompts List****101 Math Journal Prompts.doc**

grade_4_writing_lesson.doc

**59 Writing Prompts for Math Teachers **(pdf 58KB)

**Logistics of Math Journals: Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 105KB)**

**Tips for using math journals** in the classroom, by the authors of this math journaling lesson for grades 3-5.

**Using Writing in Mathematics** When and how to introduce math journaling, and how to move from feeling-oriented, open-ended questions to more specifically mathematical thinking and writing. Heavy use of the term “metacognition,” with examples from teachers’ journal writing about using math journals.

**Math Journals and Other Math Ideas for Primary Grade Teachers** Journaling tips and story problems based on children’s literature for kindergarten and early elementary students.

**Mathwire.com‘s** How to use writing in an elementary math class, with several links to articles and lesson ideas.

** ****Mathematical Writing Rubric** (pdf) Rate your writing on a scale of 1-4 in five areas.

**Power Writing in Math Class** (pdf) A handout about paragraph construction: The writer gradually adds details to turn a bare-bones paragraph into a decent explanation.

**Scaffolding for the Math Writing (and Talking) Process** (pdf) Sample questions for the student problem-solver, to help them figure out an answer and explain it to others.

**Talking, Writing, and Mathematical Thinking** Click the “View a Sample Chapter/Article” link to download the first chapter, which discusses how students’ writing can lead to deeper learning.

**Writing Prompts for Math Teachers**

Compare and analyze “Math Problems of the Week” from Out In Left Field, paying special attention to the “Extra Credit” questions. How can studying these examples help you improve your own math teaching? [Hat tip: Joanne Jacobs.]

**Writing to Develop Understanding** “[An] iterative approach that includes initial writing, supportive feedback, and revision is where significant improvement in problem solving takes place.” Four articles about the Math Forum Problems of the Week program.

**Aunty Math: Math Challenges for K-5 Learners** Story problem challenges, tips on problem solving, and advice for the parent or teacher. Students can write up and submit their answers.

**organizers** http://www.sw-georgia.resa.k12.ga.us/Math_Graphic_Organizers_4_8.html

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