From Electric English...
Here, you have a two-column note template that includes prompts on the left-hand side. Two-column notes are not for everyone; I get that... However, this models for the students one way to disseminate information and organize it in an effective manner. This will help the kids find their own way to deconstruct material, find what works best for them. It might involve two column notes, then again, it might not!! :) This particular template accompanies the PBS Biography, "Walt Whitman: An American Experience", but you may use it for any biography you might have, be it written or multimedia... The details are still the same :)
NOTE: The video does touch on his bisexuality; if this makes you uncomfortable, I would not recommend watching it with your students.