Here is the Interactive Notebook I created as example for my Spanish 1 Students - hopefully once next year is over I'll have some wonderfully-done and much more creative student examples. Click on the pictures for a bigger version.
pinterest board for a bunch of creative and fun foldables!). I used heavy-duty tabs on this notebook, but you can also use tape to make your own tabs by lining up two pieces of tape with each other on opposite sides of the same page, and then putting a slip of paper in the middle of the tape.
Inside the front cover. \This is where I put my Table of Contents. (I'm going to have to think of a nicer way for students to do this - possibly by creating/coloring their own Table of Contents?). On the first page goes the syllabus for the class. As you can see, a sheet of paper folded in half fits nicely and inside notebook. Students write the headings for that page on the top, and then papers can be taped or glued in. Taping the paper in allows you to use both sides of the paper - if I open it up to the right (as shown), you can see the front, but I can also flip it over to the other side with the tape acting as a hinge. This also allows me to still use the page behind the paper for notes!
A very important point that I need to make here is that each item has its own specific page. For example, EVERYONE's syllabus is on the first page. And the page 152 in one students' notebook should have the same information as page 152 in another students' notebook. I keep my Table of Contents in the front of the notebook very simple - mainly restricted to what tabs students need to use - and have more detailed Sub-Table of Contents pages where I need them (seen below). This requires planning on your part and a clear idea of where you're going as well as how much of the notebook is going to be used for each section. I find this keeps me very organized as well! Of course, there's always that semi-large "Misc." section at the end of the notebook for everything I don't have a specific plan or section for ;).
1st Tab: Grouping. I want students to be able to find their groups quickly and so wanted it to have its own tab. Since it is more of a procedure, it seemed logical to put this at the front. I left two pages so that I have plenty of room to add additional grouping configurations. It is easy to tape in additional papers behind the first one and fold them over one another, so I could really have as many grouping configurations as I wanted to. In addition, I could even have them tape in or copy down "group roles" for quick reference here.
2nd Tab: Grade Trackers. These are one of the most important parts of my IN. In order to empower my students to use keep track of their progress (and even predict their grade!), students graph their scores on each of my five objectives (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking, Citizenship). Each objective has a page for first semester (S1) and a page for second semester (S2) opposite one another. Each time students do an assessment (usually formative, but also the occasional summative), students record and graph their scores, including a page number for the notebook if applicable.
The next two pages are dedicated to the TPR words I plan to do at the beginning of the year. I limited myself to 20 concrete words that I would use often in class when giving directions, but also come up frequently in the story. The basic layout for this entire section is how I was taught to do a "traditional" interactive notebook: Teacher input on the right-hand page, student interaction on the left-hand page. As such, the list of TPR words are on the right-hand page with their translations and a hint or "bridge" between the word and its meaning (Note to self: this would make a great foldable!). On the left-hand page is the "assignment" - "Pick three words that are difficult for you. Illustrate the word and add a caption that helps you remember what it means." As you can tell, I am a wonderful artist.