After reading The Book Whisperer (Donalyn Miller), I began to think about how I ran my reading and writing workshops. I remembered reading a book about using notebooks in workshops a few years ago and pulled it out again. Boy, am I glad I did! Notebook Know-How by Aimeen Buckner is full of easy to implement lessons for the writer’s workshop. Things I like about her lessons: she has included the objective and why the students need to learn that skill, as well as, extension ideas. Hopping on Amazon, I discovered that she wrote another book for the reader’s workshop. Notebook Connections by Aimee Buckner. I love collecting resources, so I bought this book right away. It is formatted in much the same way as her first book. I’m looking forward to trying some of her lessons this coming school year.
Have you used her lessons?