InfoQuest
Class 2
Agenda
Review homework—topic & essential
questions
Note Taking Strategies
Citations & Citation Makers
Search Engines
Big 6 Organizer & Process
Time to research your topic
Essential Questions to Think
About and Discuss
What is an effective note taking
strategy?
How do I choose an appropriate note
taking strategy for my purpose?
Note-Taking Strategies
Graphic Organizers
(like Thinking Maps)
Magnet Summaries
Trash-n-Treasures
Cornell Notes (adaptations)
Agenda for Note Taking
Try the strategy
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Visual Literacy
Brain Research
Alternatives to Reports
Define the strategy
Discuss how to adapt/use strategy in
your classroom
Using Graphic Organizers
Topic
Web of Ideas
Researching
Classifying Information
Writing the Report
Circle Map
Details
Information
Circle Map
Add to current circle map using
a different color pencil/marker
Tree Map
Arrange Categories of Information
into Paragraphs
What I Know
What I've Experienced
Where I Learned It
What I Learned
Information
Where I Learned It
What categories of information do I have?
Write paragraphs using Wow details
as intros
Label Categories
List details/information
Sentence Fluency
Transition words
Step 1: Collecting Ideas/Information
What I’ve experienced
Where I experienced it
Details I already know
Topic
Information I already know
How I learned it
Where I learned it
Step 1: Collecting Ideas/Information
What I’ve experienced
Where I experienced it
Details I already know
Visual
Literacy
Information I already know
How I learned it
Where I learned it
Step 2: Researching the Topic
New details I found
Topic
New information I discovered
Where I found information on the topic
Step 2: Researching the Topic
New details I found
Visual
Literacy
New information I discovered
Where I found information on the topic
Visual Literacy
Visit the variety of
Visual Literacy
resources
Add information
learned to your circle
map
Discuss with your
group the information
that you added
Step 3: Classifying the Information
Organize the Information
What categories of information do I have?
Label
the
categories
List
the
details
Step 3: Classifying the Information
Organize the Information
Visual Literacy
Visual Literacy
Sort the information on your circle map
into 4-5 categories
Label the categories on your tree map
List details under each category on your
tree map
Step 4: Writing the Report
Arrange the categories of information
into paragraphs
Topic
Add
transition
words and
focus on
sentence
fluency
Paragraph
Paragraph
Paragraph
details
details
details
Step 4: Writing the Report
Arrange the categories of information
into paragraphs
Add
transition
words and
focus on
sentence
fluency
Visual Literacy
Number the order of categories as
paragraphs in your report
Use each branch of your tree map
to develop each paragraph, or
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poster,
or pages of a brochure,
or scene in a play,
or frame on a story board,
or slide on a PowerPoint, or….
Let’s Share…
Magnet Summaries
Magnet summaries involve the identification
of key terms or concepts—magnet words—
from a reading, which students use to
organize important information into a
summary.
Introduce the idea of magnet words to
students by inquiring what effect a magnet
has on metal. Just as magnets attract metal,
magnet words attract information.
Magnet Summaries—Step 1
Read ONLY the FIRST paragraph of
your selection from The Brain-
Compatible Classroom: Using What We
know About Learning to Improve
Teaching, by Laura Erlauer.
Look for a key term or concept to which
the details in the paragraph seem to
connect.
Magnet Summaries—Step 2
As a group, choose a magnet word.
Write it on an index card—unlined side.
Write details from what you have read, so
far, around the magnet word.
If you have more than 1 magnet word, try
it with each one and see if one of them
attracts more details than the other.
brain
brain
Magnet Summaries—Steps
3&4
Read the rest of your selection.
As you read the article, identify magnet
words for each paragraph or section of
the article.
Complete an index card for each
magnet word.
When you finish, you should have
several index cards with a magnet word
and connecting details on each one.
Magnet Word Cards for Each
Paragraph or Section
autopsies
Teaching
methods
data
training
Magnet Summaries—Step 5
Use the information on each magnet word
card to write a summary sentence for each
card. (use the back of the index card)
The magnet word should occupy a central
place in the sentence. Underline the magnet
word in the sentence.
Omit any unimportant details from the
sentence.
It is okay if you need two sentences for some
of the magnet cards, but it is best if the
information can be combined into one
sentence.
Magnet Word Cards for Each
Paragraph or Section
Magnet Summaries—Step 6
Arrange the magnet word sentences
into a paragraph.
Insert connectives and other language
that integrates the sentences to flow
smoothly into a summary.
Read and decide if any revisions are
needed for accuracy or readability.
Magnet Word Cards for Each
Paragraph or Section
The brain
wants to
know…
One of the
major
functions
of …
You might need to
teach a mini-lesson on
using transition words
And phrases.
What I did
not know
when I
began
researching
the
connection
between…
Another
consideration
is…
In
conclusion,
I learned
that…
Trash-n-Treasures
Cited, paraphrased, and summarized from:
Jansen, Barbara A., 2006. “Reading for
Information: The Trash-N-Treasure Method of
Teaching Note-Taking (Grades 3-12).” School
Library Media Activities Monthly.
Retrieved from
http://www.big6.com/2001/11/29/reading-for-information-thetrash-n-treasure-method-of-teaching-note-taking-grades-3-12/
Note: article is no longer available on-line. I will give you a
paper copy.
Your Group’s Task
Review the 5 different resources on the next
page about Trash-n-Treasures note taking.
Use the “Cornell Note-taking” technique to
summarize the information in a way that
enables you to understand and implement
the method. Key Terms
Notes
Major Concepts
Summary
Trash-n-Treasure Note Taking Sources
Barara Jansen’s “Big 6” article—paper copy-handout
Aparima’s web lesson @
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http://www.aparima.school.nz/resources/trashntreasure/Trash-n-Treasure.html
Asij.ac.jp’s pirate PowerPoint @
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http://www.asij.ac.jp/hslibrary/i_search/Note-Taking%20&%20Citations.ppt
A librarian’s visual analogy—paper copy--handout
Education World’s “Note Taking by Crayon” @
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http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/03/lp322-03.shtml
A Version of Cornell Notes
http://www.englishcompanion.com/pdfDocs/q-notes.pdf
(Middle is much bigger than this section appears.)
Reciprocal Notes
http://www.englishcompanion.com/pdfDocs/reciprocalnotes.pdf
Returning to Our Essential Questions
What is an effective note taking
strategy?
How do I choose an appropriate note
taking strategy for my purpose?
Citations & Citation Makers
Search Engines
Big 6 Organizer & Process
Time to Research
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Magnet Summaries