Today we took notes on how to organize an introduction, body paragraph, and a conclusion. Please see the pictures below for notes.
Today we brainstormed ideas for what kinds of issues, or problems, are currently presented in the media of today. Then, we wrote a lengthy response to why we believe these issues still exist today.
With a partner, we concluded our note taking practice with the below article, using Power Notes.
In our final look at note taking skills, students examined Power Notes.
Today we addressed how mind maps and two column notes are really just the same way of taking notes; they are simply arranged differently.
Students got to select which one they like the best, and complete said note taking form with the article below.
Students spent today working in partners to complete the two column note practice that we began yesterday.
It was due by the bell.
HW: Turn in two column notes of information from another class by tomorrow.
Today we learned our second note taking skill: Two Column Notes. Some people call it cornell notes--it's all the same!
Below is the article from which we practiced.
Today, students completed the article from yesterday individually.
Then, their final practice of mind mapping is a completely independent article, which most everyone completed for homework this weekend. It is due right away on Monday.
In partners, we continued to practice mind mapping through an article that discusses whether or not violence in urban areas affects the achievement gap.
This is Mrs. DeWitz's fifth year teaching Freshman at Thornton, but her sixth year at Thornton.