Bond with James: Atomic Structure for Interactive Notebooks

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Atomic Structure for Interactive Notebooks

© James Lyas (Bond with James)
This set of interactive graphic organizers (IGOs) and notes has been sitting on my hard-drive for over a year [along with over a dozen other items]. There are twenty-six pages of items covering the basics of atomic structure. Additionally, there are over a dozen pages with instructions and pictures to help teachers implement the IGOs and notes in the classroom.

I have provided a collection of IGOs that cover various atomic structure topics that you may select from. Additionally, this set also comes with, I believe, carefully crafted no-prep notes that you can use to help your students understand the content [no prep = print and use immediately].  I incorporated several Checking for Understanding points in the notes to help chunk instruction. 

I also incorporated the Gradual Release format  (I do, We do, You do). This involves gradually shifting responsibility for completing a problem from the teacher to the students during guided instruction. When I do this, I always have the students look at me during the I do portion of the lesson and I model a Think Aloud (modeling my thought process) while solving the problem. Then for the We do portion, I pretend like I suddenly caught a case of amnesia and need the students to help me through. Finally, during the You do portion, students either work individually or collaboratively to solve the problem. This will allow me to move around, listen to conversations or view work, and formatively assess which students understand and which students may need additional assistance. 

Check out the 15 second preview and pictures below and/or continue reading about the Atomic Structure for Interactive Notebooks here. 

If you're interested in more interactive notebook items for the chemistry or physical science classroom, please click here.

I appreciate you taking time out of your day to stop by my blog. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want to share ideas. Have an excellent school year! :)

-Bond with James-

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