1000s of topical pages, themes, and designs
Art Study ♦ Copywork ♦ Character Study ♦ Famous Men & Women ♦ Geography (state/country studies, continental, world maps) ♦ History of the Ancient World, Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, and Modern Times ♦ Music Study ♦ Nature Study ♦ Science ♦ Timelines ♦ and more!
NOTEBOOKING Q & A
Notebooking is creating and compiling a personalized notebook of learning experiences, new knowledge, insights, sketches, illustrations, creative writing, reflections, and more.
This is not a diary, but more like a scrapbook of things learned.
Instead of filling in the blanks of a worksheet to test what your child has learned (or more so, NOT learned), he notebooks to show and tell what he has learned.
His notebooks capture the knowledge he has learned with his own words, images, and personality.
What will notebooking do for my child?
Unlike many other learning activities, your child will not soon forget what he has notebooked. In addition, he has a personalized notebook to remind him if he does need to jog his memory!
He will own the knowledge and effectively express it to others.
He becomes a storyteller, a teacher, even an expert after such meaningful time spent with his studies.
Through this journey, your child will use and develop a variety of skills – listening, narration, organization, art, and of course writing skills.
He will continue to grow in his ability to …
How much more time will this add to our day?
We are already SO busy!
Notebooking DOES NOT ADD to your day.
Notebooking REPLACES THE BUSYWORK that’s NOT working for you!
In our membership area, we have a detailed 3 Step Tutorial to gently guide you through this transition.
For now, here’s the basic flow:
What if my child HATES writing?
Notebooking can be a lifesaver for the child that hates to write (or is reluctant to write). Let him choose a topic he loves and send him off to the library to search for books on this topic.
Often times, just skimming through our topical notebooking pages provides a good place to start!
After he spends some time in his books, ask him to tell you about what he learned. If this is truly his passion, then he will likely have lots to tell you! After this time of oral narration, set him down to write (&/or draw) about he learned.
If he needs some help framing out these ideas, GREAT!
One day at a time, one page at a time, he builds this first notebook. He creates a cover page for the notebook. He begins adding other interesting tidbits … maybe a list of interesting facts and figures, a poem or song about his topic, a quote from a famous person, maps, a timeline… anything related to his topic.
His notebook takes shape and he takes pride in his work.
Soon, his confidence in writing builds and writing is no longer something he “hates”.
What about my HIGH SCHOOL children?
TESTS, TEXTBOOKS, TRANSCRIPTS?
Notebooking is AWESOME for high schoolers!
Notebooking builds deeper levels of thinking in your child. Why would we want to hang this up at the high school level? This is where years of preparation begin to really pay off!
Remember there are no rules here . . .
You want to use textbooks?
You want to take tests?
I know the pressure you are under to dot your i’s and cross your t’s with your high school children.
Feeling the pressure to complete those end-of-the-chapter reviews and tests with textbooks?
We did too. Here’s what happened. Without notebooking, my kids actually did very well on the reviews/tests. However, when I quizzed them again a week or two after their test, they had forgotten most of what they "learned".
This was all the proof I needed to keep notebooking through high school. So it was back to notebooking … and yes, even with textbooks! They notebook the chapters (skipping worksheets and any busywork assignments). At the end of the chapter, they take the test for our high school records. HUGE improvement, PLUS they now have an awesome reference notebook.
Notebooking is not limited to writing summaries or narratives . . .
Not everything they add to the notebook has to be a formal writing assignment either. Use the notebook as a way to organize notes, collect research, build a portfolio, journal, sketch, brainstorm, mindmap, etc.
Notebooking in high school provides a great way to not only document learning, but also to make learning count. With the addition of our Notebooking Publisher web-app (details below), older kids are no longer limited to pencil/paper, but can now do notebooking by computer as well!
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Your Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Membership gives you access to ALL of the following products.
3-D Notebooking Pages System (details)
A-Z Notebooking Pages are mini-themed sets perfect for quick notebooking of the available topics.
BASIC LINED PAGES
Basic Primary and Regular-Lined Notebooking Pages (more details)
Bible Notebooking Pages
CHARACTER STUDY PAGES
Character Study Notebooking Pages (details)
Alphabet Copywork Notebooking Pages (details)
Copywork Notebooking Pages (Animal Designs) (details)
FAMOUS PEOPLE PAGES
African American Notebooking Pages (details)
GEOGRAPHY & MAP PAGES
WORLD & CONTINENTAL MAPS
Continental Maps Notebooking Pages (details)
USA NOTEBOOKING PAGES
ALL 50 INDIVIDUAL STATE NOTEBOOKING SETS + WASHINGTON, D.C. (details)
ALL COUNTRY STUDY NOTEBOOKING PAGES
PLUS ALL 13 Canadian Province Study Pages (sample)
HISTORY & TIMELINES
Timeline / Book of Centuries Notebooking System (details)
Ancient Times Complete Set
Ancient Americas History Notebooking Pages
Ancient China, Japan & India History Notebooking Pages
Ancient Egypt & Africa History Notebooking Pages
Ancient Greeks, Minoans, & Mycenaeans History Notebooking Pages
Ancient Mesopotamia Notebooking Pages
Ancient Romans, the Early Church, & other European Cultures Notebooking Pages
Middle Ages (details) (current topics)
Renaissance & Reformation (details) (current topics)
Modern Times (details) (current topics) (current CIVIL WAR topics) (current REVOL WAR topics) (current WWI topics) (current WWII topics)
Holiday Notebooking Pages
LATIN & GREEK WORD STUDY
Latin & Greek Word Study Pages (details)
LITERATURE STUDY (& BOOK REPORT) PAGES
Literature Study (& Book Report) Notebooking Pages (details)
SCIENCE & NATURE STUDY
Nature Study Notebooking Pages (details)
All About Birds – Basic Study Notebooking Pages (details)
For a limited time . . .
FREE 12 months access to our exclusive notebooking & copywork web-app, The Notebooking Publisher™.
Your LIFETIME membership purchase gives you 12 months FREE access to our exclusive notebooking and copywork web-application.
The Notebooking Publisher™ is a web-based application designed to enable mom and students to customize and create their own notebooking (& copywork) pages.
You can add your own text, titles, narrations, stories, scanned artwork, photos, & clipart PLUS the provided embellishments to:
- Customize 1000s of preloaded printable notebooking templates.
- Create your own printable notebooking templates from scratch.
- Save your templates to the web-app to use again and again for new projects.
Create Your Own, Customized Copywork Pages
- Do you struggle to put together cursive models of your children’s copywork? I do.
- Do you resort to pre-packaged workbooks of copywork passages? I have.
- Do you find your child needs a different width line as he matures? Of course.
- Do you want to give your child the ability to create his own copywork pages? You bet!
With our new print and cursive copywork fonts and copywork “add line” feature in The Notebooking Publisher™, you and/or your children can create customized copywork pages to go with whatever you are studying … quickly and easily!
Save Your Work in Multiple Formats
- Create printable PDF pages.
- Create JPG images of your work to store/share in digital projects on your computer or via the internet.
- Create notebooking and copywork templates you can save for use over and over again.
Awesome Benefits of The Notebooking Publisher™ Web-app
- Students can type their written work …great for high-schoolers!
- Students are part of the design and layout process … digital creativity & experience.
- Limitless notebooking options … create pages for ANY topic.
- Eliminates the learning curve and huge cost of other desktop publishing software.
The web-app is super simple to use and comes preloaded with 1000s of notebooking templates ready for customization. It does what you need it to do without creating more busywork.
The Notebooking Publisher™ Web-App Demonstration
|Custom Copywork Demonstration
Access to The Notebooking Publisher™ Web-app is for LIFETIME members ONLY.
After your FREE 12 months access, you may renew access for just $2.49/month.
LIFETIME Member Testimonials
Read below to hear what our members had to say about their Notebooking Pages LIFETIME Memberships.
The History packages exceeded all my expectations! The Explorers pages were such a fun addition to our World History study and now the American Presidents have really brought all our work together in an impressive and fun notebook that we can show to friends and family to highlight what our students are discovering on our learning journey.
The designs and quality are so impressive and effortless for me, the crazy busy mom, whether just using copywork pages or ongoing projects like our Nature Notebook and timeline. These products have saved me so much time and allowed us to really showcase all our homeschooling accomplishments in a fun, meaningful way for our family to tell a story about our adventures in learning. Thank you NotebookingPages.com!”
Though my daughter has always been a good student, she wasn’t an independent thinker when it came to learning, unlike her older siblings. She just read what she was told, answered questions at the end of a chapter, and took a test. Then we began homeschooling in 6th grade, now approaching the end of 7th grade, my daughter actually makes out her own schedule of what she wants to read and Notebook on, she has taken initiative in her own education. She now has an interest in History, Classical Music, Art, Literature, and chooses topics most kids wouldn’t.
Like you, I had preconceived notions of the “perfect” homeschool education. I spent a great deal of money our first year on material she never even used. Then when I discovered notebooking, we invested in paper, art supplies, a comb binder, laminator and a library card. She is a happier student, I am a happier mom.
I think Notebooking should be an educational law. I apologize for my lengthy reply, but I have become not only passionate about Notebooking, but a huge advocate. Your site is easy to navigate, and offers a wide variety of subjects and topics. Though we follow a Charlotte Mason style curriculum, Notebooking truly will work with any style or methods of teaching.”
It seemed like our homeschool was lacking something. The workbooks were dry & boring or repetitive. I discovered your site a year ago, purchased a year membership & we started our notebooking adventure! We have slowly integrated it into our homeschool day & now we are ready to start using it with all of our subjects. It was hard to tell myself to put those workbooks & other materials we purchased out of site & stick with the notebooking. I can see the difference in my kids, they like school, they want to do more!
My children really enjoy being creative with their notebook pages. Notebooking is helping me to teach language arts to my children the natural way with out all the boring workbooks that sometimes bring tears. This method of homeschooling has inspired my children to learn, to explore, to be creative and to write!
I am looking forward to all of the awesome notebooks they will create in the future! Purchasing a lifetime membership is one of the best investments we have made in our homeschool journey. Debra, thank you for all the love & time you put into this site to help the rest of us enjoy our homeschool journey!”
NotebookingPages.com allows me to have access to everything I need for school and print it off quickly without feeling like I wasted my time at my computer…time that could be spent delving into books with my children and having fun. I LOVE the publisher feature that will allow my children freedom to create their own unique pages as they get older.
I have to be honest, when we first started Notebooking it was intimidating and scary for me…I wanted to DO it RIGHT…but that’s the magic in this kind of learning: there is no RIGHT way! I just think of it now like a journal of all the things we like to talk about. Pictures, drawing, writing, etc…my children LOVE looking through their notebooks frequently and I LOVE to see concrete evidence that they are learning. THANK YOU, THANK YOU Debra Reed for all your hard work (so we don’t have to!) and your excellent product!”
I have found the templates from the Lifetime Membership collection to be outstanding help for each my 7 students–from my really creative children to my reluctant writers–and well worth the money we invested in it.
My children are pleased to see their history and science notebooks taking shape. With Notebooking Pages by their sides, they have created something to be really proud of!”
I love the materials. I love that we will have lasting evidence of what they’ve learned. I already love the idea that someday I will be able to show my GRANDCHILDREN what their parents accomplished in school.”
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