Illustrated Outlines and Concept Maps – Interactive Notebooks Assignments
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Sometimes you don’t have a lot time.
Sometimes your material just doesn’t “lend” itself to the incredibly creative.
And for notebooking newbies, sometimes you just need a place to start.
For these times, I like to turn to note-taking assignments like the concept map or the illustrated outline.
Note-taking, determining importance, paraphrasing – whatever you want to call it – is a skill that will be used throughout life.
Notes about this strategy:
- If the article has sub-headings built in, you can use those as your topics for the map or outline.
- If not, you can either provide students with topics or generate them with the class.
- I suggest that students take three notes for each topic in their own words.
- I ask that students color code, and illustrate their notes.
Sample Concept Map
I actually use these to introduce the left-right concept. I start with webs, then illustrated outlines, then allow them choice. Then I move on to the more involved notebook assignments.