Have a hard time getting students to take notes? Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words! Sketch Notes are an excellent tool for students to learn or review difficult concepts. Extremely useful for EL students and struggling students as well!
Everyone has heard the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" right? Well, in my classroom, we believe it! The Dual Coding Theory of memory was initially proposed by Paivio (1971) in order to explain the powerful mnemonic effects of imagery. Sketch Notes were conceived to align with these principles.
How can the use of Sketch Notes help your students?
• They promote active processing of information
• They foster a balance of main ideas and details
• They help students organize knowledge
• They aid in understanding and recall through dual coding
• They encourage creativity
• They help students visualize abstract scientific concepts
• They are visually appealing
• They help students remember information
Updated!! Now includes a version with blanks for students to fill in!!
This resource includes:
• A Teacher’s Guide to Using Sketch Notes in the Classroom
• Sketch Notes (line drawing)
• Sketch Notes with blanks for students to fill in (line drawing)- UPDATED!
• Student Notes to accompany the specific Sketch Notes (can be used as a teacher resource or given to students as notes)
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See these Sketch Notes in action on my blog at https://ateacherontheedge.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/a-sample-unit-plan-using-sketch-notes-cellular-molecular-biology-cell-size-chromosomes-cell-cycle-meiosis/
Please visit my blog for a more complete explanation of how I use Sketch Notes with the students in my classroom
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