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ReadWriteThink Notetaker

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ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Grades 3 – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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This hierarchical outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information for reading and writing activities. During or after reading, the Notetaker can be used to compile and organize reading notes, research, and related ideas. During the writing process, students can use the tool to organize their information and plan texts in the prewriting stage and to review and structure their ideas during writing and revision. Students can choose the format that the outline will use (e.g., bullets, Roman numerals, letters) as well as enter up to five levels of information. The Notetaker includes a tutorial, which demonstrates how to use the tool, as well as a Notes area where students can track information that does not fit into the outline. The Notetaker creates an HTML file of students' outlines, which can be printed or saved and edited later in any HTML editor.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Searching for Gold: A Collaborative Inquiry Project

Each small group of students researches one aspect of the same big topic, such as the Gold Rush, and teaches what they have learned to the rest of the class.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare’s Secret

Is the case closed on the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays? Student history detectives explore the evidence for and against one of the possible alternatives, Edward deVere, using the novel Shakespeare’s Secret plus a variety of online sources.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing

Students investigate issues of plagiarism, fair use, and paraphrasing using KWL charts, discussion, and practice.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Copyright Law: From Digital Reprints to Downloads

Students investigate how and why copyright law has changed over time, and apply this information to recent copyright issues, creating persuasive arguments based on the perspective of a particular group.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Blurring Genre: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction with Diary of a Worm

After reading several examples of how a published author incorporates facts in fiction writing, students research a topic of their choice and write fictional diary entries that incorporate factual information.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Reading Through Different Lenses: Making Text Connections Across the Curriculum

Students learn to comprehend the linguistic text styles of different content areas and use the interactive ReadWriteThink Notetaker tool as the teacher models the exercise.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan

Beyond History Books: Researching With Twin Texts and Technology

Students in grades 4–8 activate prior knowledge and research information about a historic event through fiction and nonfiction literature and exploration of relevant websites.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using Tiered Companion Texts to Comprehend Complex Nonfiction Texts

Students progress through increasingly difficult tiered texts to gain the necessary background knowledge and problem-solving skills to comprehend complex nonfiction texts.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   3 – 12  |  Printout  |  Assessment Tool

Oral Presentation Rubric

This rubric is designed to be used for any oral presentation. Students are scored in three categories—delivery, content, and audience awareness.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Power Notes

The strategy examined in this Strategy Guide teaches students an outlining technique to help them differentiate between main ideas and details in their reading and writing.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching With Blogs

This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing blogs in the classroom, the process of writing regular posts, or entries, that are published online.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Teaching With Podcasts

This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing and producing audio files that are published online as podcasts.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Write Alouds

This strategy guide explains how to use write-aloud (also known as modeled writing) to teach effective writing strategies and improve students’ independent writing ability.