The best organization of a Writer's Notebook I've found- plus, simple activities for starting writing off 'WRITE!' this school year! :)- I have done a very similar writers workshop notebook but love the tabs!
Summarization Strategy called "the incredible shrinking notes. Students start out writing a summary of a reading selection on the large index card. Then condense it onto the medium-sized card. Finally, students condense it further onto the small card.
Glue ribbon to back cover of notebook to use as a bookmark in journals. - Great idea to help the kids stay on the correct page in their journals!I kind of want to do math or science journals next year!