Develop a life-long learning tool. For all subjects 6-9, with examples of notes from language arts, social studies, and science texts. Includes avoiding plagiarism. Many resources for you to pick and choose to customize mini-lessons for your objectives and students' needs. Useful for teaching note taking for both study and for research.
May be appropriate for 5th or upper high school--see the Preview for samples.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
--Pre-assessment with questions about students' notetaking skills, including choosing a goal for improvement
--Introduction (fill-in with word bank)—Why Take Notes; How to Take Notes; Formats for Note Taking
--Answer Key for the Introduction
--Models of Formats for Note Taking filled in with information, including one page that provides a one-paragraph reading and notes based on the reading. Formats: Roman numeral outline, informal using bullets, 2-column notes (Cornell), and graphic organizers.
--Practice worksheet for students to read one paragraph and complete notes themselves
--Answer key for possible answers for the Practice worksheet
--3 blank note taking sheets for students to use with your class material
--Handout on differences between main ideas vs details
--Checklist for student self-evaluation of notes or teacher assessment of student notes
--Handout demonstrating a Highlight and Label method for students to use if they have copies of text they can mark.
--Sample Graphic Organizer that accompanies the Highlight and Label handout, showing how highlighted text is converted to notes. (especially useful for notes for a research report as a prewrite for the draft)
--Highlight and Label handout with colored highlighting if you wish to make color photocopies or project on a screen
--Two blank graphic organizers templates—the sample that was filled in for #11, plus another design. Students copy these templates onto their own notebook paper to fill in themselves.
--Plagiarism handout—tips on rewriting text into a students’ own words with an example
--Teacher tips based on classroom experience for scaffolding instruction and more.
--An additional general handout for two-column notes
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Taking effective notes supports Common Core Standards by promoting clear, organized writing; topic development with relevant facts; conducting research projects and gathering relevant information; analyzing a reading selection; and comprehending nonfiction proficiently.
Other lessons to check out!
Paragraphs as a Learning Tool for All Subjects
Reading Comprehension Strategies and Student Self-Assessment
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