Incredible shrinking notes

  • Read an article and highlight the main points.
  • Copy/Summarise the ideas into notes onto a post-it-note.
  • Students are then given a smaller post-it-note and have to summarise the information onto this, and repeat this onto an even smaller one. This should leave you will the 'guts' of the article - this link is an example of a literacy activity using the 'shrinking notes' idea
Note taking strategies

This article gives you some useful information and 'nmemonics'that will help support your students through the note taking process. Click on the link and download the file
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