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This product combines the following: Visual Notetaking, Interpretive Note-taking, and my Socratic Seminar any text with a 20% discount.
You will find information on these products below and here are the links:
In this post-truth environment, where alternate facts and false stats are on the rise, critical thinking, analytical debate, and ethical reasoning and are more important than ever. Yet, with traditional teaching methods seemingly more and more ineffective, my challenge has been to find creative and engaging material that will help 21st century learners excel. I have developed a variety of unique essay alternatives that focus on innovative teaching alternatives that engage but challenge all of my students. This product bundles together three assignments.
INCLUDED IN THE INTERPRETIVE NOTE-TAKING PRODUCT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
NOTE-TAKING AND ANNOTATION
DON'T JUST ANNOTATE TRY INTERPRETIVE NOTE-TAKING FOR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. USE WITH ANY TEXT!!!! READY TO GO - PDF AND GOOGLE SLIDES
INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
✺Teacher instructions for both Google Slides and Interpretive Note-Taking.
✺Two page PDF for individual students. There are 18 prompts and then a listing of Rhetorical devices and Literary terms.
✺One page PDF for group work. There are 18 questions that help students discuss their findings after their assignment is complete.
✺A Google Slides file for both of the above - one for individuals and one for groups - these files also contain one editable slide where students record their findings.
Instructions on how to use Google Slides and the handouts.
✺(SOME NEW STUDENT EXAMPLES): NEW Student examples - I use student examples from previous semesters to help my class understand my expectations. There are 19 included - my examples are from Genesis One, Two, and Three, and Alexander Pope’s “Eloisa to Abelard.” I used the poem for the first time this year and the results were outstanding. My students worked on The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as well as the poem. I teach Genesis as it ties into several of my course themes - one of them is curiosity.
✺Examples of student work from Hamlet and Henry V.
✺NEW: A PDf version of the poem “Eloisa to Abelard.”
✺NEW: A link to the poem.
✺NEW: Images from the library display at my University.
INCLUDED IN THE VISUAL NOTE-TAKING PRODUCT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
In all of my first-year undergraduate classes, I employ Visual Notetaking as a way to engage my students in the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. I always find this assignment rewarding for my students - a helpful way to study, a different type of assignment, a way to engage visual learners, and I am always surprised by their work.
In order for your students to excel in this activity, they need to see examples and understand how they will be graded. Provided here is a beautiful rubric for visual notetaking using visual notetaking. Furthermore, there are 22 examples from my own lectures.
Included in this product are the following:
► NEW: This year I was asked to give a talk on VNT at an event at my University called Celebrate! Teaching and Learning (“an event for faculty, staff, and students to share significant moments, or sources of inspiration, from their teaching and learning experiences at the University”). The talk went very well, and I have included some information from the event including my VNT process in 16 points.
► NEW: A new addition to my assignment. An explanation as to the elements used in the VNT. You will see an example of this in my pictures of the library display.
► NEW: I now do a VNT trail run during my Socratic Seminar. While in the outer circle they engage in VNT. I have included 8 samples of these assignments.
► A rubric that shows students what is expected in their finished product. It provides a beautiful guide in the form of visual notetaking.
► The points from the visual notetaking rubric that can be handed out to students.
► Student examples - I use student examples from previous semesters to help my class understand my expectations. There are 14 included - my examples are from my lectures on various Great Books: Nietzsche, Plato, and Thucydides. I have some TpT units that cover the same or similar material that is used during my lectures for these projects - see the last slide for details. I have also started to create TpT units on the lectures I give for the VNT project. This will be posted soon.
► Images from the library display at my University.
INCLUDED IN THE SOCRATIC SEMINAR PRODUCT ARE THE FOLLOWING:
In the original file you will find:
→EIGHT pre-seminar cards
→TWO post-seminar cards
→My instructions to my students
→An example of a student markup
→A copy of the pre-seminar questions as a PDF
In the new file you will find:
→THREE pre-seminar cards (as task cards)
→THREE pre-seminar cards (in Google Slides)
→Instructions to my students (in Google Slides)
→New teacher instructions - the new way I do Socratic Seminars
→Student examples of answers to the three slides
→Student examples of Visual Notetaking during the Socratic Seminar (five pages)
→TWO new examples of student markups - Interpretive Note-taking (six pages)
The ELA Common Core State Standards require students to learn how to read texts carefully:
“As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readiness, the Standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century. Indeed, the skills and understandings students are expected to demonstrate have wide applicability outside the classroom or workplace. Students who meet the Standards readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature. They habitually perform the critical reading necessary to pick carefully through the staggering amount of information available today in print and digitally. They actively seek the wide, deep, and thoughtful engagement with high-quality literary and informational texts that builds knowledge, enlarges experience, and broadens worldviews. They reflexively demonstrate the cogent reasoning and use of evidence that is essential to both private deliberation and responsible citizenship in a democratic republic. In short, students who meet the Standards develop the skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening that are the foundation for any creative and purposeful expression in language.” English Language Arts Standards | Home | English Language Arts
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