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Teaching outlining and notetaking


Senior Member
Have any of you tried to teach your fourth graders how to outline or take notes? It is very difficult! If anyone has any pointers, I'm all ears! :confused:




Try this website from the Big 6. www.big6.com is a good resource if you want to spend some time looking around there. They have a lot of lessons on researching and notes.


Full Member
T Chart Notes

I give them t-chart notes-

One side I may put down the unit questions- the other side they write the answers to each wuestion or vise versa- I have created Science/ Social studies fact files where they fill in information through various summarizing/ outlining activities- ie: using these three words summarize this section in 1 sentence. ABC's of Earth- Space-Southwest- whatever unit we are studying. They also take a piece of paper fold it hotdog styke- tear the first layer into however many vocab terms they have for this section. On top tab they write the word inside flap-left definition, inside flap-right a sentence. This way they have all of there studting materials in a file folder to take home for their test. I have other ideas if you are interested.