cover of Hey! Listen to This consistent mistake made by parents and teachers is the assumption that a child's listening level is the same as his or her reading level. Until about eighth grade, that is far from true; early primary grade students listen many grades above their reading level. This means that early primary grade students are capable of hearing and understanding stories that are far more complicated than those they can read themselves.
Overall reminders for students when adding info (text, visuals, handouts, etc.) to their IN. If you don't have bulletin board space, it would be helpful to add at least a chart in the classroom with these reminders. Ask students to co-author this chart with you & consider making edits as needed throughout the year. Idea: You might want students to include this info in the front of their IN.