**The Cornell Way**

When should students take Cornell Notes?

Use the 10-2-2 Method

10 minutes of a presentation (information for notes)

2 minutes to reflect and write

2 minutes to share

Can you answer the essential question in your own words?

Write a summary at the bottom of your notes. Your summary should:

Be written in your own words

Answer the essential question

Include specific details relating to the main ideas and questions you developed in the left margin

Written in 3-5 complete sentences

How do we teach our students to study their Cornell Notes ?

Take 2 minutes to chunk your notes and write your questions in the left margin

Take 2 minutes to compare your questions to a partner sitting next to you.

If you like something they wrote and you want to add to yours, add it in

RED

ink.

Sample questions might include:

Why is repetition important for memory retention? or

What is the 10-24-7 Strategy and Why does it work?

*Assign the Revision Checklist as a

homework assignment

*Provide a Revision Checklist for students to reference in their binders

Allow students to keep their Cornell Notes and Interactive Journals in their binder. They can't study something that's left in the classroom over

night!

Encourage parents to look for Cornell Notes from your subject area at home as they encourage their child to study.

Involve Parents

Let students compare their notes

Let students collaborate to improve the quality of notes

Call on students to read aloud their summary

Allow students 5 minutes before a test to use the fold-over method to study and to quiz each other

Encourage Collaboration

Empower your students

Allow students to take REAL ownership of their own learning

Items needed:

Red pen

Highlighter

Pencil

Encourage Collaboration

Let students develop questions together in the beginning

Allow students to compare their revisions

Have students exchange ideas and add new information to their notes

Have them read their summaries aloud to one another to hold them accountable for their writing

Consider allowing students to have 5 minutes before a test or quiz to use the fold-over method to quiz each other

1) Use the Revision Checklist to revise your c-notes on this presentation. Once finished, compare what you did with a partner nearby.

2) When you have students complete this activity, have them justify why they circled a key term to their partner.

Let's Take 5 Minutes

to Practice!

Essential Questions are:

Given by the teacher to the students to start the focused note-taking process

An overarching question that focuses the note-taking for the students

LO's written in a question format

What are Cornell Notes and how can they help my students make better grades?

What is our Essential Question?

Ways ALL teachers at Greiner can support Literacy

Require students to write the summary in complete sentences. The note-taking itself should be short phrases and abbreviated, but not the summary.

Remind students that a summary includes important details from the Beginning, Middle, and End of the notes (known as the BME strategy in Reading).

Have the students read their written summaries aloud to a partner on a regular basis.

ALL subject areas should be using either Cornell Notes or Interactive Notebooks on a regular basis

Any time a new concept is introduced in class

During direct teaching times, lectures, videos, and Power Point Presentations

During Student Presentations

Table Discussion Questions:

1.) What were your own personal experiences like with note-taking and learning to take notes? What are some struggles you or your students encounter with note-taking? How will teaching our students to take Cornell Notes help them?

2.) What are some different ways you can differentiate C-Notes for students with learning disabilities, for LEP students, for TAG students, etc?

3.) Looking at the steps of the Cornell Way, which step do you think most students struggle with the most? What are some ways you could help them with that step?