Opener (whip around)- What is “Cornell?” Person? Place? Thing?
- SLT- I can use Cornell Notes to effectively capture, evaluate and organize relevant information from a text.
This is what Cornell Notes Look Like:
- Look for examples of capture, evaluate and organize.
- As you read/review texts, jot down any key phrases, important points or ideas, or thoughts that you have.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based on the notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarify meanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthen memory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the notetaking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
After class, use this space at the bottom of each page to summarize the notes on that page.
- Today we are JUST focusing on the Note Taking Column
- Set up a Cornell Notes setup in your notebook.
Grapple Text- “The Case For Reparations” by Ta-Neshi Coates
- Read portion of Chapter 1 in “The Case For Reparations” together.
- Practice note taking.
- Continue to read on your own.
- Make a goal of taking 3 more notes.
- Practice note taking by reading 1 article from the #validus and filling starting a Cornell Notes for it in your notebook.