Reflection: Relevance Introduction to Cornell Notetaking System - Section 4: Sharing Notes


As I analyzed students' summary samples: Cornell Notes Student Sample 1 and Cornell Notes Student Sample 2, I noticed that a few students did not complete the last step.  The last step is to condense the notes into a final summary across the bottom of the page of the note template.  By condensing the summary even more for the last step, students learn to use their own words and extract irrelevant information.  Most students left this portion blank, because they are still struggling not to copy text verbatim on their notes in order to avoid plagiarism.  We discuss plagiarism. However, i realize that students need more modeling and practice to reach the final summary step. It takes a great amount of trial and error for students to feel comfortable translating text into "their own words".

  Relevance: Sample Summaries
Loading resource...

Introduction to Cornell Notetaking System

Unit 5: Florida Research
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT find relevant information using multi-media sources.

Big Idea: How do students effectively take notes during research? Students gather information using text features to locate key ideas during shared research. Information is graphically organized using the Cornell Note Taking System.

  Print Lesson
3 teachers like this lesson
screen shot 2013 12 31 at 9 08 08 pm
Similar Lessons
Summarizing Our Reading
2nd Grade Science » Unit 3 - Apples, Pumpkins and Bread!! OH! My!!
Big Idea: Reading scientific literature is one way scientists learn from others and know what the latest research claims and what questions still need to be answered.
East Wenatchee, WA
Environment: Suburban
Veronique Paquette
Points of Informational Text-Main Idea and Details
2nd Grade ELA » Summarizing: Use Main Idea and Supporting Details
Big Idea: What’s the main point of the text and how do other parts of text ‘point’ to it?
Oswego, IL
Environment: Suburban
Andrea Praught
Focus on Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr (Day 1 of 5)
2nd Grade ELA » Focus on Biography
Big Idea: Our National Holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr provides a fabulous reason to explore genre of “life writing” – biography.
Ocean Park, WA
Environment: Rural
Miki Frace
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload