Class Agenda #22 – What makes a reflection in our Cornell Notes?

Opener – Reflect on your SAT/PSAT test in 5-10 words.

Laptops- Seats- Regular Groups –  #12 “A Change Gonna Come,” Sam Cooke

  • We’ve been focused on:
  •  *SLT– I can use Cornell Notes to effectively capture, evaluate and organize relevant information from a text.
  • Mini-Lesson-

SLT- I can use Cornell Notes to effectively capture, evaluate and organize relevant information from a text.

We’re back to the evaluating and organizing- What is a reflection?

Mini-Lesson Continued- So how does reflection apply to Cornell Notes?

A reflection in Cornell Notes is a thought or an idea that is worthy of your consideration, but DOES NOT necessarily answer a guiding question.

  • Discussion II – Groups or triads – 3 Minutes- 
  • Look back over your notes from Chapter I
  • Find 1- one note that is worthy of your thoughts, but does not necessarily answer our guiding question.


  • Set up a New Cornell Notes for Chapter II
  • Grapple Text- “The Case For Reparations” by Ta-Neshi Coates.
  • Read first 2 paragraphs of Chapter II on your Own
  • In you Cornell Notes: take notes that address this prompt-
  • PROMPT- What does the author mean with the line- “North Lawndale is an extreme portrait of the trends that ail black Chicago.”?

Read Aloud – 

Continue Reading Chapter II together- Take down notes that you think are important, interesting or relevant.

Last 5 Minutes- Organize You Cue Column, then meet in a Closing Circle.

  •  Closing Circle – Based on today- Summarize your weekend.

Homework- Practice note taking by reading articles from the #validus. Work on Cornell Notes in your notebook.

NEW- Add the Summary at the end of your notes.

Bonus for the Brave- Summarize your article in the Comments section.


5 thoughts on “Class Agenda #22 – What makes a reflection in our Cornell Notes?

  1. Emmanuel Candelario

    Title: how rebounds work

    Rebounding is a really skill that a lot of basketball players must have to play the game. A taller person has an advantage when it comes to rebounding because they can jump close to the rim and get the ball faster. There are two types of rebounds, an offensive rebound and a regular rebound. An offensive rebound is when a person from the shooters catches the rebound and a regular rebound is when a person from the opposite team catch the rebound. More than the shots taken in the NBA are missed and for every shot that is missed and touches the rim there is a rebound. A team that rebounds more than others can win more games because with rebounds points come right after.

  2. Kaylie Morales

    Article : How rebound works

    Rebound is a part of basketball, it is when the basketball is thrown into the hoop but the player misses, then because the ball did not go into the hoop the player who threw it or another one can try to catch it and try to score a point. Now that people can calculate where a rebound will go it will help the player help in winning the game. This can help because now that the player has an idea of where the ball may land, the player can go run for it which can cause the winning point.

  3. Machiami Kamara

    Article: Sam Cooke, ‘A Change is Gonna Come

    The ingenious Sam Cooke brought soul singing to a new change. As he brought his motivations and inspirations together to make his hit song, “Chang is going to come” in 1964, he unravels his story in each verse. Cooke got his inspiration from Bob Dylan’s “Blowin In The Wind”. Not only did it inspire him, it kind of disturbed him as well. Having the start of the career he wanted, Cooke’s death brought the message of his song to be known all over the world.

  4. Rosalva Rivera

    Title: “Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Going On'”
    Summary: Music is used for many different things. It can take part in multiple movies, shows, and also in other events. Through music one is able to express one’s emotions and feelings. Marvin Gaye, the producer and writer of the song ‘What’s Going On’ released in February ‘71 indicates that it was written to represent peace on Earth. He was also the male vocal star in Motown in the year of 1970. There were several reasons for the song written by Marvin Gaye, it was a song to his brother and also appealing for calm closer to home. Through music many individuals have been able to express their feelings in life, Marvin Gaye wrote the song ‘What’s Going On’ to indicate peace and calm in life.

  5. Charles Crespo

    Title: Black Teens Vastly More Likely to Be Killed by Police Than Whites Even After Adjusting for Crime Rates

    Summary: Ben Mathis- Lilley is the author of the article. Black teens that are ages 15 to 19, are getting killed often by police than white teens. It was in Ferguson. This began between 2010 to 2012. Black Americans are committing a violent crime as white Americans. In the federal data, it shows that blacks that are age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police.


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