Examples of notetaking forms

Free interactive tools for notetaking:

Tools for Reading, Writing, and Thinking - interesting modifications of graphic organizers
[Greece Central School District - English Language Arts, Brian Ladewig]

Black line graphic organizers
[Houghton Mifflin Education Place � Graphic Organizers]

Graphic.org
A portal of pictorial or graphical ways of organizing and representing information.

Power Thinking � shows a system for organizing hierarchically (outline)
[ReadingQuerst.org � Strategies for Reading Comprehension]

Clearinghouse for computer-based tools (Inspiration) and strategies
[Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon � Computer-Based Study Strategies]

How to teach students to quote, paraphrase, summarize

Started a Publisher project...ended up teaching summarizing
Outlines a process for using a word processor to teach extracting and summarizing
[A blog by Marsha Ratzel]

Fact Fragment Frenzy � tool to teach how to identify key terms for a search or essential words for a summary
[International Reading Association - ReadThinkWrite.Org]

Summarizing - provides conceptual overview and teaching methodology
[ReadingQuerst.org: Strategies for Reading Comprehension]

Methodology for teaching paraphrasing with examples and an exercise
[Purdue University: OWL Writing Lab]

Organizational advice for taking notes
[Duke University: Avoiding Plagiarism, Practical Strategies]

How to use the words of others in a summary, to quote and to paraphrase
[Cal State L.A. University Writing Center]

Developing Paraphrasing Skills: Putting It in Your Own words (and More): How to teach and evaluate paraphrasing with examples and exercises
[US Embassy Ankara Turkey � Summer workshop by Jan Frosden, University of California, Santa Barbara]

Teaches transcribing, translating, paraphrasing, condensing, and imitating as aspects of paraphrasing
[Yale Teachers Institute - Writing Through Reading by Cheryl Anastasio]

Sequence of steps and examples for teaching paraphrasing
[Oregon State University English Language Institute - Paraphrasing, Steps and Examples by Deborah Healey]

Key readings to help you think about the big ideas

A comprehensive database of general (comprehension, notetaking, organization, etc.) and content-area-specific learning strategies.
[Center for Advancement of Learning, Muskingum College)

Build Your Own Information Literate School by Carol Zoechlin and Sandi Zwaan (Hi Willow, 2003)

Learning Maps and Memory Skills by Ingemar Svantesson (Kogan Page, 2004)

"Notemaking Techniques for Young Children" by Bobbie Neate in Writing in the Elementary Classroom, ed. Janet Evans. (Heinemann, 2001)

Reading Comprehension; Strategies for Independent Learners by Camille Blachowicz and Donna Ogle (Guilford, 2001)

Reading comprehension strategies process for understanding an essay you must analyze before taking notes
[Virginia Tech � Essays]

"Thinking Maps: Visual Tools for Activating Habits of Mind" by David Hyerly in Activating and Engaging Habits of Mind, ed. Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick (ASCD, 2000)

� 2004 Susan Geiger and Debbie Abilock