Note: This PowerPoint is most effectively used with the mini-lesson for “Lesson 3: Power Lists: A Basic Note-Taking Strategy for Informational Text Reading” included in our lesson 3-pack entitled Common Core: Reading Tough Informational Texts Foundations (also available in our TPT Store)
This lesson focuses on introducing students to a foundational note-taking strategy for informational text reading called Power Lists. The lesson reviews the three levels of second-read thinking students should engage in BEFORE recording a note and introduces students to using the reading focus to help decide which level of thinking is most important for the reading task.
Note-taking helps readers hold onto information and ideas they encounter. The most basic form of note-taking is a Power List.
Common Core Rationale:
As students grow as readers, the texts they read become longer and more complicated. Students need strategies to help hold onto the information they encounter and the ideas that spring to their minds as they read. If they do not hold onto this information, deep thinking and analysis of a text is not possible. Power Lists are a basic form of note-taking and are a good place to start.