INTERACTIVE NOTES - These notes are scaffolded for all students at almost any grade level and almost any text! These notes were adapted from Jim Burke's early work to be more suited for middle school and preparation for persuasive essay writing. They are adapted, not because they did not work in original form - instead I found that as a social studies teacher specifically I wanted to gear my student's notes more towards preparation for persuasive writing instead of a more broad expository style of writing. I have also added some more detail oriented components (adding three important specific facts vs. three main points) because, again, I teach social studies. Obviously, these can be used for any classroom setting and I have specifically seen them used with great success at the middle school and high school levels in social studies and science classes as well as language arts and humanities.