My 7th grade students are not performing at grade level, come from low income homes, and are ELL. In order to help them learn note taking skills, I have created this resource for my very diverse classroom. It is basically a packet of notes covering:
- Writing rational numbers as decimals
- Converting from fractions to decimals
- Converting from decimals to fractions
- Comparing and ordering rational numbers
- Adding rational numbers (decimals and fractions separately)
- Subtracting rational numbers
- Multiplying rational numbers (decimals and fractions separately)
- Dividing rational numbers (decimals and fractions separately)
My notes use basic vocabulary for ELL students and those with IEP's/504 Plans. They are also fairly blank and spaced out to avoid overwhelming these students. Extra space has been left on many of the pages for additional practice problems.
Typically I will go over one page of notes in one class period. My students keep these packets in my classroom so that those who lack organizational skills do not misplace them. The second half, the "Take Home Notes", is a key for your use and can double as a resource to be sent home to parents.