Are your students tired of Cornell Notes?
Do they feel lost during or after lectures?
Share this template with students to help them reach the highest level of understanding for any concept.
The template provides space for an objective. Then through teacher direction and cooperative learning, students are guided with key questions and sentence frames to reach the highest level of understanding for the objective. Students that are required to complete Cornell Notes will learn to create higher-level questions and responses through the use of this template.
We often lead students through examples that meet an objective's expectations. However, we often leave out different scenarios, speculations, creating conjectures, and real-world connections that limits the conceptual understanding for students. This template includes key questions to remind students and teachers to develop the connection. Underlining, circling, boxing, and highlighting with different colors will naturally differentiate the objective and scaffold your instruction.
Consider implementing this template weekly to develop a routine with your students. Perhaps older students will learn to take a blank sheet of paper and fold it several times into eight convenient boxes for future concepts without the need to print this template for every concept.
Let me know if you would like the editable .doc file to modify the template.