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Note-Taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep It Short and Simple"
Note-taking is an essential study skill, and it needs to be taught! In the context of a research project on energy sources, learners find multiple sources, evaluating, paraphrasing, and citing them correctly. Two lists with note-taking guidelines are attached.
4th - 6th Language Arts 90 Views 292 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Researching Skills: Taking Notes
The how and why of note taking is the focus of a four-page worksheet. Tips include how to take notes in class, how to prepare note cards for a speech, how to fill out note cards on readings, and where to keep notes. Whether distributed to the class as a binder resource or used as the basis of an in-class discussion, the resource is of value.
8th - 9th Language Arts 30 Views 103 Downloads
Researching and Note-Taking: Becoming an Expert on a Colonial Trade
Fourth graders work in small groups to become experts on different colonial trades in the eighth lesson of this unit. Working toward the long-term goal of writing a piece of historical fiction, young scholars read informational texts and work collaboratively to take notes on terms related to their specific trade.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 89 Views 81 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading and Taking Notes on Colonial Trades
In the tenth instructional activity of this unit, young scholars learn to categorize information as they continue researching their colonial trade. During guided practice, the teacher models how to read informational text slowly while sorting the information into short bulleted notes.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 53 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Cornell Notes with I Tunes
Note taking is an invaluable skill and requires practice. This lesson incorporates the Cornell Notes format, however the plan itself could be implemented to teach any style. The basic idea here is to use university lectures on podcasts to practice note taking during a lecture.
10th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 36 Downloads
Listening Closely and Taking Notes: Colonial Trade Podcast About the Wheelwright
Voices from the past. Young scholars listen to a podcast interview with a historical re-enactor as they continue their research in the eleventh lesson of this unit on colonial trade. Applying their close reading skills, learners first listen for the gist of the interview, summarizing what they hear in a single statement.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 25 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Researching the Past
Learners research the western movement in order to learn note taking strategies with nonfiction texts. They use the Internet to search for important information about the western movement using the Cornell Notes note-taking system. They will use Cornell Notes and handouts included to answer research questions.
5th - 7th Language Arts 7 Views 137 Downloads
Finding Resources: Organizing and Taking Notes
Seventh graders conduct research and make note of it. In this research skills lesson, 7th graders select questions to investigate and locate appropriate resources for research. Students take notes and organize those notes to prepare presentations regarding their research investigations.
7th Language Arts 6 Views 67 Downloads
Ninth graders engage in a study that develops the skill of taking notes while using the Cornell Note-Taking Method. They read a selected informational text and take notes using the newly taught method. Students write a reflection based upon new information.
9th Language Arts 11 Views 117 Downloads
Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Main Ideas about the Bullfrog
As your class reaches the end of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the seventh lesson in this literary unit helps third graders transition from reading narrative to expository writing. Scholars develop their note-taking skills as they read through the last page in the book, identifying the main ideas and key details they encounter.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 181 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Take Notes/Record Findings
In this note taking learning exercise, students read a half page of information about taking notes and recording findings. Next, students read part of an article and fill in 10 blanks with notes they take from the article based on what they have read.
5th - 6th Language Arts 14 Views 135 Downloads
Active Reading Guide: Note-Taking and Summarizing for Tuck Everlasting
In this note-taking and summarizing worksheet, students study the active reading notes already provided for the prologue of Tuck Everlasting. Students then use the provided graphic organizer to note the setting, characters, summaries, and predictions for chapters 1-4 of the novel.
6th - 10th Language Arts 32 Views 216 Downloads
Sports Journalism: Taking Notes
Students learn and use three steps to effective note taking. In this note taking lesson, students employ a method to assist them in taking clear and accurate notes. Students practice note taking skills at a sports event at their school.
9th - 11th Language Arts 12 Views 31 Downloads
Second graders work in groups to gather information from a factual paragraph on the topic of ants. They demonstrate taking notes by selecting 3 or 4 important key words in each sentence and write it on a note card to compile summary information to provide three "notes" from the paragraph.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Take Notes or Highlight Information in a Text
In this information processing instructional activity, 5th graders read about note taking and highlighting as strategies for using information from text. They read a set of questions, highlight a piece of text, and answer the 10 questions using the information they highlighted.
5th Language Arts 9 Views 73 Downloads
Are your writers failing to include important information when crafting summaries? Are they including tiny, irrelevant details? Guide them to solid summary writing by providing them with this practice activity. Writers will read information about Morocco, take notes, and turn their notes into a well-written paragraph.
6th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads