Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Write before Writing: Learning to Take Notes from Research - Section 2: Why Take Notes and How to Take Them


Teachers who have the time might consider having students practice note-taking with an article the whole class uses. Even a one-page article can give practice taking each type of note and comparing them with one another. This is something I should have done, but working in a trimester format means time is always at a premium. Still, in retrospect I should have made the time for practice note taking as many of my students had not ever written any type of research paper. They really needed the extra scaffolding. 

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Write before Writing: Learning to Take Notes from Research

Unit 11: Making Discoveries: Research-Based Writing
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: SWBAT compose notes in the form of quotes, paraphrases, summaries, and thoughts based on their research.

Big Idea: "Words without experience are useless." --Vladimir Nabokov

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