Notebooking is a method in which the homeschool student maintains a written record of what they have been taught in class. The child has the option of writing down facts accompanies with their own opinions and then decorating the whole thing. Here are some more reasons why homeschool parents should encourage notebooking in their classrooms.
A Record System
The easiest and most popular use of a notebooking exercise is to allow the homeschool parent to keep a record of what has been covered. Needless to say that the notebooking would then be required to be done for all the subjects being taught, as well as for all the lessons that are covered. While it may seem like a whole lot of work, it becomes much easier when it is made a regular habit.
If your homeschool student loves doing scrap -booking, then they are going to enjoy notebooking by extension. It’s just like making a scrap book, but about the stuff you learn in class rather than anything else. There is a lot of scope for the creativity of the child to be expresses using this tool. Since just about any medium of materials can be used from crafty stuff to images from the internet, they have a multitude of choices to make about what they really want to add to their notebooking project.
An Assessment Tool
Don’t want to make your child tense with repeated testing and retesting in the homeschool classroom? Still want to find out just how much they understood and learnt in the class when you taught them? Get them to do notebooking, then read through it to assess just how much of the data they managed to register. It’s a great way to check that they have understood basic concpets.
Interest Led Learning
The best part of notebooking is the fact that it is led by the child’s interest. This means the child is motivated to learn more about a topic and will do so without any intervention from the parent. That has to be the best kind of learning ever. It is a very creative way to reinforce learning.