LC Module: Notetaking Connections
GC219-S5 – Topic Notetaking Sheet – A Topic Sheet provides notetaking space to insert key points, details, examples or illustrations, per topic, as well as prospective Quiz Questions and a Topic Summary. Before lesson begins, Alexa or Instructor will guide students in drawing their own topic sheet for notetaking by creating two columns on a sheet of paper. The left column will be used to initially write the Topic and Quiz Questions, before lesson. The wider, right column will consist of key points, details, examples or illustrations provided in the lesson. Last, students will be directed to create Flash Sheets from the Topic Sheets to consolidate and retain the knowledge content.
GC218-S5 – Investigative Inductive Notetaking Process – The Investigative Inductive notetaking process provides fact-finding approaches to solving scenarios, case studies and other instruction. It involves investigating a happening, an occurrence or action. Alexa or Instructor will guide students through the Investigative process using the Exploratory, Problem-Solving and Solutions Notetaking formats.
GC217-S2 – Comparison Notetaking Sheet – Comparison notetaking is an effective format for comparing ideas, concepts or objects during instruction. Experts claim that discovering similarities and differences is the “core” of all learning. Alexa or Instructor will guide students in creating comparison sheets for notetaking. Using a Comparison Notetaking Sheet makes notes easy to manage and consolidate. The more precise the pattern, the easier the organization, notetaking, learning, and recall of information
GC216-S2 – Chronological Notetaking Sheet – Chronological Notetaking Pattern is effective format for noting chronological steps and other sequenced instruction. Alexa or Instructor will guide students in using chronological formats for notetaking that includes steps or sequences. Using a Chronological Notetaking Template makes notes easy to manage and consolidate. The more precise the pattern, the easier the organization, notetaking, learning, and recall of information.
GC215-S2 – Deductive Notetaking Sheet – Deductive notetaking is the most common format used by lecturers and authors. Alexa or Instructor will guide students in creating a Deductive Sheet for notetaking, beginning with a general conclusive idea or statement, followed by supporting ideas and details. Using a Deductive Notetaking Sheet makes notes easy to manage and consolidate. The more precise the pattern, the easier the organization, notetaking, learning, and recall of information.
GC214-S4 – Key Point Notetaking – Most lessons cover three or four major topics or objectives per lesson. Key Point Notetaking captures each major topic within the lesson, with key points, details and examples. Before reading, Alexa or Instructor will guide students in using a Key Point Notetaking sheet, which is a sheet of paper, folded in half, vertically, creating two columns. Students will label the front, left column of the sheet, with a Major Topic and add a Topic Quiz Question. Then, when reading, students will add key points, details and examples to the remaining right column of the designated Topic Sheet, after saving space for the Initial Topic Response. Last, after reading, more Topic Quiz Questions will be generated for the left column by reviewing the key points in the right column. The questions will align and serve as responses to the previous, captured key points in the right column. Flash sheets for study can be created by folding the page vertically to the back, from the center, with only the Quiz Questions exposed. (Three or more index cards can be substituted for a sheet of paper.) (Infusing summarization can increase student achievement 33% – Marzano, Pickering and Pollack).
GC213-S4 – Concept Map Notetaking Sheet – In a three-step process, as directed, during notetaking, individually, with a partner or small group, Alexa or Instructor will guide students to create a concept map for notetaking. Notetaking will begin by inserting the lesson topic or image in a center circle, on a horizontal sheet of paper. Next, sub-topic squares will be linked, using key points or categories, as dictated by the lesson. Last, they will draw a line from the center circle to each square and insert a relevant linking word on each line. (Linking words are similar to verbs or action words, such as has, have, is, are, shows, values, may lead to, results from, may drive, determines, works with, etc.) By linking the lesson topic to the sub-topics, and the sub-topics to details, simple sentences are formed. (Infusing Graphic Organizers and Pictures– 27% increase in student achievement – Marzano, Pickering and Pollack).
GC212-S4 – Visual Scratchpad Notetaking – Students will receive the three or four lesson topics or objectives for the lesson. Flash sheets are created using a vertically folded sheet of paper, for each main topic provided. First, Alexa or Instructor will direct students to write a Quiz Question for each topic before the lesson begins on the left column. Next, during the lesson, students will insert key points in the right column of each paper, when the topic is presented. Then, after lesson, either individually, with a partner or small group, students will write a Quiz Question response and a written Topic Summary in the remaining right column. Last, students will proceed to create a Topic Illustration on the remaining left column to use as a Flash Sheet, per topic. Stick people and simple objects are acceptable for drawings. (Tips: A Question Guide can help write quiz questions, if available. Three index cards can be substituted for each topic sheet.)
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