Provide a short article. I use one from Scholastic, Weekly Reader, or Time for Kids. On the back, I used the “Use Fragmented Notes” word document. This assignment can be used to show how well they understood the note taking process and as a pre-assessment for summarization. Most will write way too much!
Please log into your computer and open a
Please log intoyour computer and open a Word Document.
Save your document to your lunch # as Note Taking
Why take notes?• Keeps you from plagiarizing.• Plagiarism o Using someone else’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person. o Copying and pasting from webpages o Changing a couple of words, but keeping the same idea without giving credit. o Cheating o Stealing
Note Taking• Short, fragments• Bullet points• Not sentences, usually• No grammar oSpelling is still important!
Two Options for Taking Notes• Quotations o Identical to the original o Use “quotation marks” o Use very sparingly! o Must give credit• Using your Own Words o Paraphrasing o Preferred method o Must give credit
Jenny is a fifteen-year old studentwho attends a rural school. She is veryoutgoing and participates in schoolactivities such as cheerleading andQuiz Bowl. Because her school issmall, everyone knows her and sheknows everyone in school. Example Paragraph (use this to take notes)
• Jenny• 15• Small, “rural” school o Rural means country o Everyone knows each other• Friendly• Clubs o Cheerleading o Quiz Bowl. My Example Notes
• Jenny, a fifteen-year old girl, goes to a small school where everyone knows each other. She is active in several extra-curricular activities including cheerleading and Quiz Bowl.Example of Paraphrasing (I used my notes to create my own sentences.)
• Jenny is well known in her small high school and participates in school activities.Example of Summarizing (this is like a GIST, just the main idea)
Your turn to practice!• Read the article provided.• On the back, take notes using the fragment method.• Write either a summary(GIST) or paraphrase of the article using only the notes that you took. Do not look back at the article.• IF you finish early-BrainPop videos (quiz 100% and get a prize) o Main Idea o Paraphrasing o Plagiarism
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