I've had several requests to share the template I'm using for my table of contents pages / SBG skills lists this year. (I posted my Algebra 2 SBG skills list several weeks ago.) I'm uploading them to Box as editable publisher files. But, you will need to make sure you have several fonts downloaded on your computer in order for them to load properly. (I download all of my free fonts from Font Squirrel.)
You will need:
* Architects Daughter
* ChunkFive Roman
* Ostrich Sans
Next, I guess I should explain how I'm changing up my table of contents pages for this year. For the past two years, I've used an individual table of contents for each unit that has worked really well. But, I've found that teaching some kids how to use this well has not been a priority, and many of my students struggle with knowing what to write on the table of contents. Other students seem to fill them out and use them with no problem whatsoever and no prompting from me.
|The Entire Template|
For this next year, I am going to make it simpler on my students by giving up on my old page numbering and structuring system. Students will mark where each SBG skill starts and stops in their notebooks. This will be different for each kid since each kid has a different size and style of handwriting. Some students will want to include more details. Others will take bare bones notes. All I ask is that they number each page and record the starting and stopping pages on their table of contents.
|Area for Students to Record Current Skill Mastery on A/B/Not Yet Scale|
The table of contents are formatted to fold over the notebook pages for that unit AND produce tab dividers at the same time. I'm stealing the idea of folding table of contents from a blog reader who sent me a picture of her notebook pages she was working on for the next year. I'm taking her idea and adding the dividers aspect.
|Hoping these lines will help students glue/fold the template in the right places to make dividers for each unit in their INBs.|
There is also a section for students to record their scores for each SBG skill. I require students to retake each quiz until they earn an A or a B. Therefore, my students need to keep up with what quizzes they have passed and which ones they need to study for and retake. I am going to require students to fill in their tracking sheets EACH time I pass back quizzes.
Warning - I've been on holiday, so I have actually printed these out and tried them yet. I may be back to the drawing board soon. But, you can definitely just steal the skills list aspect from the file and delete the parts you don't want.
|Skills List / Table of Contents|
Download an editable copy of my SBG skills list table of contents and mastery tracking sheet here.