What are Pixanotes?


Find out how Pixanotes can help you reach all learners in your middle school language arts classes!  #interactivenotebooks #differentiation


Simply put, Pixanotes are interactive guided notes:  a combination of left brain structured notes with right-brain visuals.

Sketch notes have been all the rage because our brains are primarily image processors (not word processors) but sketch notes lack structure for students who are left brained or who struggle with focus.

I thought there had to be a better way to integrate both sides of the brain and reach all learners so that's when I started my research and Pixanotes were born!

Based on this brain research, Pixanotes contribute to the increase of student comprehension and recall! 

Plus Pixanotes work for ALL learners!  That's because they come with FOUR levels of scaffolding so you can differentiate content for each student.

The Most Scaffolding
Use these interactive guided notes to reach all the learners in your middle school language arts classes!  #interactivenotebook #differentiationThis is for the learners who need the most support.  The students use the word bank to highlight key words.  

Later, students can color the pictures and add examples below the content.  

They can even write questions beneath the flaps that can be answered by the content on the right.

This level acts as the key for the other levels and is great to give to students who were absent.


A Little Less Visual Scaffolding
These interactive guided notes have structure AND visuals - the best of both worlds!  #middleschool #interactivenotebooks

This level has just a little less visual structure but with the exact same content.   

Learners will use the word bank to highlight key words. Then they will match up the picture flaps, color them and glue them into place.  

Next, learners should write questions under the picture flaps that can be answered by the content on the right.

Finally, there is a place under the content for students to write their own examples.





A Little Less Content Scaffolding

It's easy to differentiate your middle school language arts instruction with these interactive guided notes that come with FOUR levels of scaffolding!  #interactivenotebooks #specialeducation

This version has a bit less content structure but has the exact same content information.

This allows the learner to use the word bank to fill in the blanks either independently or with a partner but includes pre-printed picture flaps that still can be colored.  

Then, beneath the flaps, students should write questions that can be answered by the content on the right.
Finally, there is a place under the content for students to write their own examples.  

These notes are perfect if you are short on time!




The Least Amount of Scaffolding
Help your middle school students remember more content using these interactive guided notes that come with FOUR levels of scaffolding!  #interactivenotebooks #differentiation
This last version has the least amount of structure and is for use by most general education students.  Of course it has the exact same content as the other 3 versions with fill-in-the-blanks and places for picture flaps. 

Students will fill in the blanks using the word bank (and maybe a partner) or a PowerPoint.  Then they will match up the picture flaps, color them and glue them into place.  

Under the flaps, students can write questions that can be answered by the content on the right.

Finally, there is a place under the content for students to write their own examples.

You can see these notes in action below & get a FREE copy to try for yourself by clicking here!


Like Pixanotes but wish there was more to go with them?  

There are now Pixanotes available for 8 Reading Anchor Standards that come with matching PowerPoints!  
Click here to find out more!




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