This is a step by step guide that guides students' note-taking and writing for responding to non-fiction articles or narratives. This guide will allow you to check students' work step by step or one "chunk" at a time. It enables me to see where students' needs are and allows me to point out where there is a pattern in their mistake. For example, when their paraphrasing is just repeating, or when their inference really is just paraphrasing. It's a very useful document! Even better is the learned phrasing needed for all the skills involved. The transferring skill is huge here! Designed for multiple uses, multi-use.
Copy pages separately!! You can copy back to back but there is a lot of "flipping the page" that must go on.
Students will read non-fiction, identify the topic and main idea. Record three details and paraphrase and infer upon those very details in the form of notes. They will then transfer the notes into the paragraph frame, or refer to the frame while typing or recording onto binder paper. It's that simple! This is a great "transfer" activity and it requires them to quote, paraphrase, and infer twice! We all know that once is never enough!
Flexible use options:
-use for whole group
-use for small group
-use for remediation
-use to supplement any reading/writing program
-use to supplement articles/non-fiction narratives from teacher-purchased books or on-line resources
-use as part of a packet or project
Get students summarizing while learning other skills as well!