Students will find reading and analyzing non-fiction text a snap when using this graphic organizer/notesheet. These worksheets ask students to record important dates, terms, people, etc. so they will be provided with a full picture of the main event found in the reading or classroom video.
Practical Classroom Uses
I have used it as a pre-reading activity to activate prior knowledge and I have also used it during class lectures to keep students attending to the lesson.
It also works wonderfully when you break students into small groups and have them used this form to record information from text/awebsite/etc. Then, I have my students use this notesheet to report their findings back to the class. You can also use it as an assessment tool (homework, short quiz, etc.) at the end of a lesson.
This sheet also works great with keeping students attending to History and Science movies shown in the classroom. I have my students use these sheets when watching a video and then I ask them to type up their sheets for homework.