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  • 1. Summarizing and Note Taking Classroom Instruction that Works Chapter 3
  • 2. “ Orange juice: It’s not just for breakfast any more .”
  • 3.
    • Summarization is one of the most underused teaching strategies we have today,yet research has shown that it yields some of the greatest leaps in comprehension and long-term retention of information .
  • 4. Summarizing
    • To effectively summarize, students must delete some information, substitute some information, and keep some information.
    • To effectively delete, substitute, and keep information, students must analyze the information at a fairly deep level.
    • Being aware of the explicit structure of information is an aid to summarizing.
  • 5. Summarizing in the Classroom
    • Summarizing strategies must be modeled and discussed regularly.
    • Summarization should take place throughout the lesson, not just at the end.
    • A summary can be written, oral, dramatic, artistic, visual, physical, or musical.
    • Students need the opportunity to summarize in all content areas.
    • Summarization is not just a TAKS skill, it is a life skill.
  • 6. Note Taking
    • Verbatim note-taking is, perhaps, the least effective strategy.
    • Notes should be considered a work in progress.
    • Notes should be used as study guides for tests.
    • The more notes that are taken, the better.
  • 7. Take Notes Use a graphic representation to organize the information Write a summary statement for the notes T-Chart Model
  • 8. Note Taking in the Classroom
    • Teach students a variety of note-taking strategies.
    • Give Students teacher-prepared notes.
    • Remind students to review their notes.
  • 9. Activity
    • You believe chocolate is a food group.
  • 10. Weight Watchers after TAKS!