How To Take Notes

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Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Reading & Writing
Length of Time
1 hour
Description

Students will learn how to take notes while they are reading their textbooks.

Goals

Students will learn:
To read for understanding.
To take notes
To outline from their notes

Materials Needed

Textbook such as history, social studies, science, language, reading, or other books they use where they need to take notes.
Notebook paper
Highlighter
Pens and whiteouts

Procedure

First, you can explain to the students how to read a section in their book. You can explain how the sections have titles in bold print. You can also explain how they can highlight the main points in each section.

After you have explained the process, you can have the students read a section.

Then, you can ask them questions to see if they read it or understood what they read.

After you have gone over one section, you can explain how they need to write down the main facts in each heading so they can have the information in an outline form. This will help them study for tests.

Then, you can assign the chapter so they can follow the same procedure.

When they have completed the chapter, they can outline their chapter by writing down each main section in bold print and the main facts in each section.

When they have completed their outline, they can submit it to you for grading.

Grading

You can grade them on the structure of their outline and the information they put in their outline.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F



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