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This includes awesome ideas that will help incorporate social studies content into reading. The focus does not need to be on fiction, students could be reading historical fiction or it could be their read aloud.
There are so many benefits to using the interactive notebook at the middle school level. Comprehension and retention are increased, students learn key concepts in multiple ways, and creativity and higher-level thinking are incorporated on a daily basis.