Monday, August 17, 2015

Keeping a Notebook - July 2015 Keynote by Amy LV

Happy new school year, friends!

This year, I look forward to deepening and widening this blog evermore, and I welcome you and your students to share your notebook pages, ideas, favorite notebook-inspiring books.  Soon, you'll find a few new ways to do so here, but for now, I would like to share with you my first Haiku Deck.  Haiku Deck is simply an alternate presentation platform to PowerPoint, and I had fun making this one, all focused on notebooks and titled KEEPING A NOTEBOOK.

On July 28, I was fortunate enough to give a keynote at the fifth annual Paramus Summer Institute on the Teaching of Writing in Paramus, New Jersey.  Here it is, below.  If you wish, you may read the text of the talk after enlarging the slides.  The whole text is there in the notes pages.  If anyone would like, I'll be happy to post it as a Google Doc as well.  Just let me know.

Feel free to click through (just use the arrows at the bottom left) many notebook pictures, from my Great Aunt Tom's notebook of inked palms to Orville Wright's notebook page on which he recorded the first 12 second flight of the Kitty Hawk.  I adore peeking into others' notebook pages!

Wishing you all kinds of notebook fun and inspiration this new year!  I look forward to learning together.

Please share a comment below if you wish.


  1. How wonderful, Amy. I will share this with others.

  2. This is amazing!!! I'm talking to a class of 5th graders tomorrow about writer's notebooks and will definitely share with them. I'm working on a Haiku Deck it. It's my favorite presentation tool.

  3. Yay! I'm talking about notebooks tomorrow, too! Thanks for this resource. My students love you!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful blog with GREAT resources! Thank you! I too will share with others! Way to go!

  5. Amy, this is such an amazing post/presentation. I only wish I could've heard it in your voice. You continue to be such an inspiration to me. Words aren't enough to tell you how grateful I am.


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