Summer Series of Saves: The Notebook

Note: all or most of these are WIPs: I continually update as I find new resources. You are welcome to make a copy and then rename to make them your own.

Based on Kelly Gallagher’s and Penny Kittle’s work, 180 Days, Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents, I’m furiously working on trying to organize the new district, school, two preps, and other expectations.

Writers and Readers: Craft Notes

Text and Media Playlist:

I purchase standard composition notebooks for all my students: these are the inserts I photocopy and have students place inside their notebooks. I’m trying the Table of Contents new this year, with numbered pages. My goals include blending what I know engages students with tweaks and tips from Gallagher/Kittle, as well as the amazing teachers and educators of my PLN.

Notebook Inserts:

Notebook Table of Contents page: (revised from Gallagher/Kittle):

Note Taking Journal Insert


Note Taking Journal Insert


My weekly proposed schedule:

Reimaging the essay curated content:

DOK For Students:

DOK for Students

Group Project Norms

Please contact me if you have any questions: my email is

PS Kris, this is for you: