Subject: Study Skills
1. Topic-
Summarizing and Organizing Notes
2. Content-
-A senior student guest speaking
-Examples of Nute classroom notes and best practices.
-Bi-Fold and Tri-Fold Notes
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Introduce new and efficient methods of taking notes.
2. Using a student guest speaker, the students can relate to and look up to, and admire they will gain a better understanding on how to complete proper notes.
3. Improve note taking strategies.
4. Objectives-
GLE Alignment:Writing

Exhibiting - logical organization and language use, appropriate to audience, context, and
purpose (Local)

Participating in large and small group discussions showing respect for a range of individual ideas (Local)

Including facts
and details relevant to focus/controlling idea or thesis, and excluding extraneous information (State)
5. Materials and Aids-
Guest Speaker, projector, other teachers and students notes.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Introducing the Guest Speaker and how similar his past is to the current freshman.
2.Use examples of other teachers note taking expectations.
3.Introducing Bi-Fold and Tri-Fold notes

B. Development-

1.Guest speaker will show the do's and don'ts of note taking, modeling new note taking methods and also showing old methods.
2.Introducing Bi-Fold and Tri-Fold note taking Strategies.

C. Practice-

The Study Skills students will utilize a blank note taking guide to fill out from their own textbooks.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Using the blank note guides in other classes for bonus points
2. Weekly binder checks to see if note taking has improved.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Small group
2. Slow guided lessons

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Conclusion Questions
2. Blank note taking guide

G. Closure-

1. Questions and answer session with the guest speaker.
2. Practice note taking with personal textbooks.
7. Evaluation-
1. Blank note taking guide, filled out properly
2. Weekly binder check ins

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