Brainstorming notetaking

Activity time: 5-15 Minutes

Types of media: Helpsheet


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A short description of an end of teaching period activity which encourages students to take notes.


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This post was originally added to LearnHigher on: January 14, 2012

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If getting students to think about notemaking – have a quick notemaking brainstorm with them. Write on the Board, NOTES – then write the words ‘Why, When/Where, How’ in a pattern or spider note format. Ask the students, why, when/where and how they make notes and discuss.


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