Focused Note-Taking Five Steps to Success Purpose to

Focused Note-Taking Five Steps to Success Purpose  to

Focused Note-Taking Five Steps to Success Purpose to demonstrate your understanding of the 5 Phases of the Focused Note-Taking process Slide 1 Focused Note-Taking Process Taking Notes Processing Notes Connecting Thinking Summarizing and Reflecting on Learning Applying Learning Slide 2 Guiding Principles The focused note-taking process must be explicitly taught! For learning to occur most effectively, learners must revisit their notes multiple times in a variety of ways. Every phase of focused note-taking involves inquiry. Learners must

constantly ask questions of themselves, their notes, and the content. Slide 3 Focused NoteTaking Taking Notes Phase 1 a Establish purpose & objective for notetaking Write an Essential Question to guide the notetaking Slide 4 Select the best format

for the notes Learn to use a variety of formats for different purposes Write notes based on your source(s) Select, paraphras e, and arrange the informatio n thoughtful ly Focused

NoteTaking Phase 1 Taking Notes: Formats Two- and ThreeColumn Notes Term Definition Examples Mind Maps Output Cornell Notes Slide 5 Graphic Organizers Interactive Notebooks Input

Focused NoteTaking Phase 2 Processing Notes Involves thinking about the notes Should be done within 24 hours of taking the notes Provides opportunities for collaboration Will get messy as note-takers revise Focuses on clarifying content and organization Slide 6 Focused NoteTaking Processing Notes Phase 2

Revise notes underlining, highlighting, by circling at h questioning W ? a d ding deleting classifying, organizing, chunking main ideas less important ideas o details Slide 7

Identify main idea and supporting details by: Selecting Sorting Classifying Organizing Focused NoteTaking Connecting Thinking Phase 3 Think beyond the notes: Ask questions about the

notes Wonderment questions Comprehension Prediction Anomaly Detection Application Planning and Strategy Costas Levels of Thinking Slide 8 Add original thinking Make connections to

what you already know content from the course or from outside the course your life or the world around you your note-taking purpose Focused NoteTaking Phase 3 Connecting Thinking Return to the notes with an eye for inquiry: Learning makes sense when it is connected to what we already know, what weve experienced, or how we can use it. Learners should ask questions they really want to find the answers to and truly want to discuss. Slide 9

Focused NoteTaking Phase 4 Think abou t the notes as a whol e. Slide 10 Summarizing and Reflecting on Learning Summari ze What have I learned? Capture the most important aspects of your notes Answer the Essential

Question Reflect How will this be useful? Consider how the learning helps you meet the notetaking objective Plan where you go from here Focused NoteTaking Applying Learning Phase 5 Use the notes for their intended purpose. Demonstrate what youve learned or apply it to a new situation. Socratic Seminar Philosophical Chairs

Debates Problem- solving Researching Writing Narratives Arguments Essays Reports Presentations Proposals Speeches Teaching others Panel Discussions ProjectBased Learning Quizzes Tests Studying Letters Articles Scripts Documentaries Slide 11 Reviews Critiques Experiments Blogs Lets practice the Focused Note-Taking Process! Taking Notes Processing Notes Connecting Thinking Summarizing and Reflecting on Learning Applying Learning Slide 12 Focused NoteTaking

Taking Notes Phase 1 Did you write down the note-taking purpose from slide 1? If not, ask an elbow partner! Supplement the notes that youve already taken by adding notes from the Student Overview Video Slide 13 Focused NoteTaking Processing Notes Phase 2 Compare your notes with a partner and revise by underlining, highlighting,

circling at h questioning W ? a d ding deleting classifying, organizing, chunking main ideas less important ideas o details Slide 14 Focused NoteTaking Processing Notes

Phase 2 Divide your notes into chunks In the left column of your notes, write the Main Idea of each chunk/section of notes Going above and beyond! Using the words/phrases you circled and underlined in each chunk, write a one-sentence synthesis statement Slide 15 Focused NoteTaking Connecting Thinking Phase 3 As a class, think outside the notes by sharing questions and original thinking and writing those in the left column and/or

in text. Ask questions about the notes Wonderment questions Comprehension Prediction Anomaly Detection Application Planning and Strategy Costas Levels of Thinking Slide 16 Add original thinking Make connections to

what you already know content from the course or from outside the course your life or the world around you your note-taking purpose Focused NoteTaking Phase 4 Summarizing and Reflecting on Learning Individually write a Summary Reflection at the bottom of your notes. What have I learned? Summari ze Reflect

Slide 17 Capture the most important aspects of your notes Answer the Essential Question How will this be useful? Consider how the learning helps you meet the notetaking objective Plan where you go from here Focused NoteTaking Applying Learning Phase 5 Use the notes for their intended purpose. Our Purpose to demonstrate your understanding of the 5 Phases of the Focused Note-Taking process We will do this through SYNECTICS!

Synectics is the process of making unexpected connections; a form of analogous thinking often used in problem solving; a form of analogy. Slide 18 Focused NoteTaking Applying Learning Phase 5 Explain how the Focused Note-Taking Process is like another process. Creatively demonstrate and present the connection (skit, poster, digital presentation, etc.) For example: create a poster showing how the Focused NoteTaking process is like the process of building a house perform a demonstration of how the Focused NoteTaking process is like learning to properly shoot a jump-shot Slide 19

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