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Note Taking Formats

Timeline Card Template

These transparencies can be used to help students create timeline cards.

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Primary Source Analysis PowerPoint

This is a brief PowerPoint which provides questions as to how to analyze a primary source. It is based upon the National Archives Format found at www.nara.gov.

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Explanation of SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review)

This pdf is an explanation of SQ3R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review).

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Vocabulary Template

This is a form you can use to analyze vocabulary terms.

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Highlighting Strategy

This is a brief PowerPoint presentation that explains of the highlighting strategy for active reading.

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Cornell Notetaking Format

This resource is a PowerPoint presentation that explains the Cornell Note Taking Format. This PowerPoint was intended for an introductory activity. I recommend demonstrating this concept for the students after the presentation. However, there is really no substitute for practice. Note taking is a skill that requires time and practice.

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Double Entry Notetaking Journal Template

This is a template for taking textbook notes at the middle school level.

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Social Studies Highlighting Strategy

This resource is a brief PowerPoint presentation on a strategy for notetaking, where students learn to highlight text.

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Notetaking and Listening Skills Packet

This resource is a packet of resources, such as worksheets, for better listening.

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Study Skills Activity

This resource is a brief PowerPoint presentation and activity to teach study skills.

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Study Skills Handout

This handout lists some helpful study skills for students.

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Movie Notetaking Sheet

This resource is a notetaking sheet for movies using the KWL format.

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Vocabulary Template Transparency

This resource can be used as a transparency for studying vocabulary.

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Guided Notes Template

This resource is a template for creating guided notes sheets.

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Social Studies Graphic Organizers and Writing Structures

 

This resource is a link to a website with resources for social studies teachers.

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Graphic Organizer Template Site

 

This resource is a link to a website with graphic organizers free for use in classrooms.

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3 Minute Pause Activity

These questions can be used during a lecture on any subject to prompt a quick discussion or review.

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Social Studies Reading Log Explanation

This is a PowerPoint explaining the Reading Log required for students in Mr. Harpine's class.

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Home Reading Log Template

This is a pdf of a template for students to log their reading assignments. This log assumes a four day homework week (ie) no homework on Friday.

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Notebook Scoring Guide

A scoring guide for classroom notebooks. To understand and use this document you may want to look at 1) The Cornell Notes Materials (ie) left and right sides of notes 2) The Movie Notetaking Sheet 3) Other resources in the notetaking collection

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Overhead Transparency Template for Notetaking

This is a Word template for creating class notes on an overhead projector. It covers Main Idea and Supporting Details.

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Overhead Transparency Template for Notetaking (pdf version)

This resource is a pdf version of the transparency template for notetaking.

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Four Square Writing Method Template

This resource is a PowerPoint template which can be used to guide students through the use of the Four Square writing method.

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