This Powerpoint lesson will help elementary students understand how to take notes while researching a topic.
This lesson focuses on creating guiding questions about a topic before beginning research. The guiding questions will help students narrow down what information they are looking for and will keep them from simply "writing everything down"--which many students end up doing.
Towards the end of the lesson, the class will use guiding questions about polar bears to write down facts they research a National Geographic website (as a group). (Plagiarism is touched upon via a link provided in the lesson).
At the very end of the Powerpoint, there are two students research template printables. One provides a place for students to list their research topic and a place for them to write six essential questions.
And the second printable student template provides a page for students to name their source of information and take notes on their topic.