Reflection: Intervention and Extension Native American Research Project: The First Steps (Lesson 1 of 8) - Section 4: Build Your Tribe's Background Knowledge


Taking notes is a hard thing for young students to do.  We train them to write in complete sentences, then ask them not to when they take notes!  My students usually want to copy too much.  I found it was helpful to work individually with students, providing them a few lines for words, limiting the number of words they could choose.  They were forced to choose the most important words, and but still understood the note they were trying to record.  I'll continue to work on this important skill with my students in other areas, such as a writing activity with a guided reading book, or taking notes from our content area subjects.

  Intervention and Extension: Note-taking
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Native American Research Project: The First Steps (Lesson 1 of 8)

Unit 1: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT build background knowledge about Native American cultures and areas. SWBAT take brief notes from a digital source.

Big Idea: Hello fellow teacher! Are you shopping for a Native American Research Project for your tribe? Look no further! You'll pre-assess Native American schema, give background knowledge, and take notes from a digital source in this first lesson of eight!

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English / Language Arts, cultural regions, Research and Technology, research report, Writing, research (Writing Process), Reading, Digital Media, Literature, Comprehension (Reading), Nonfiction (Reading), research, informational text, Native American, tribe, multicultural, informational, Cultural, notes, note, note taking
  55 minutes
pair informational text literature
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