Using language notebooks with young learners

Using language notebooks with young learners
As teachers, we always want our young students to be more effective at recording language. How often do we feel a sense of hopelessness, as we watch our young students mindlessly throw their classwork into the bin at the end of class?

I feel that notebooks are a massive tool in the classroom if used correctly. In my experience, young learners often lack discipline, interest and training in using language notebooks. They lose them, make a mess of them or resort to crude and unhelpful strategies, like writing long lines of single-word vocabulary . . .

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