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How to Take Notes

In this lesson, students learn four different methods of note-taking. Students view sample notes and listen to lectures in order to practice each note-taking method.

This lesson includes a note-taking task related to the Underground Railroad (page 8). Teacher discretion is advised.

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Vocabulary
  • note-worthy
  • brainstorm
  • abbreviation
  • jot down
  • mapping method
  • bubble
  • branch off
  • charting method
  • chronological
  • vertical
  • horizontal
  • short-form method
  • keyword
  • outlining method
  • supporting detail
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • vocabulary preview
  • methods of note-taking
  • practice tasks with listening
  • review
  • writing challenge
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Did You Know?(Reference)
  • Warm-Up (Pair Work)(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview C(Matching)
  • Methods of Note-Taking(Reference)
  • The Mapping Method(Reference)
  • The Mapping Method: Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • The Mapping Method: Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • The Charting Method(Reference)
  • The Charting Method: Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • The Charting Method: Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • The Short-Form Method(Reference)
  • The Short-Form Method: Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • The Short-Form Method: Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • The Outlining Method(Reference)
  • The Outlining Method: Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • The Outlining Method: Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Analyze Your Notes(Reference)
  • Comprehension Check-In(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Note-Taking Challenge(Reference)
  • Glossary(Reference)