Writing Across the Curriculum: Note-Taking
responding meaningfully to classroom notes to show depth of learning
Here we grow again! Welcome to a new page of resources being developed at WritingFix in 2009 and 2010.
Meet Kim Cuevas, Director of the Northern Nevada Writing Project since 2007. In January of 2009, Kim brought together a group of talented and energetic Northern Nevada Writing Project Consultants to begin work on the NNWP's eighth print guide. This new print guide will focus on helping teachers explore two important topics: note-taking and summarizing.
In Robert Marzano's Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, Marzano shares research on which strategies have the most impact on student learning. Two of those strategies are note-taking and summarizing. It's not hard to have students take notes, or to have them write summaries of their learning. What is hard is using these strategies in a way that all students benefit from the experience.
Kim's group of teachers will focus on techniques for summarizing and note-taking that are more likely to impact all students.
On this page at WritingFix, we will be note-taking strategies published by Kim and her group of NNWP TCs. In September of 2009, Kim and her group will begin the process of publishing their ideas. If you check back with us in October, you will see the work that Kim and her colleagues created during this year-long workshop. Kim's group's summarizing strategies will be published on this page.
Want to participate in this developing WritingFix page? If you have a favorite original idea or resource for teaching better note-taking skills to your students that you would be willing to let us post here, we will send you one of the NNWP Print Publications in exchange for us being allowed to feature it. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to summarize a note-taking strategy that you'd be willing to send us.