TurboNote (Extension) TurboNote allows students to digitally take notes with online videos. Interacting with the visual texts, students can develop their summarizing, paraphrasing, and synthesizing skills.
Cornell Notes (Strategy) Cornell notes are a note-taking format that helps students focus on the key points of information they need to know and how to determine this, as well was how to synthesize the main idea of the reading or engagement by creating a summary statement. It is also helpful to use for students to focus when studying for later assessments or access information during an assessment.
Sketch Notes (Strategy) Sketch notes are a note-taking format that is helpful for visual thinkers by bolding key words or letters, drawing thought processes or cycles, using images to express key and related ideas, etc.
Memes (Strategy) Creating memes is one way to help students learn how to not only summarize an idea by creating a short and poignant statement, but also understand how text and images work together to create a message.
Mapping, Outlining, and Charting Notes (Strategy) These three different methods of taking notes help students determine how to summarize or paraphrase information by organizing main ideas, key sub-ideas, and information points. Each allows students to reach the same skill using a strategy that works for their individual needs.
Purdue Owl MLA (Website) The Purdue Owl nicely explains the difference between quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing information and how to cite each instance. It is a great resource for students to use when they are interacting with text and trying to communicate the knowledge and understanding they are taking away.
Sentence-Phrase-Word (Routine) This routine helps students learn how to summarize their ideas to its essence through a series of steps refining their language.
Headlines (Routine) This routine helps students reflect and synthesize to identify essence of a learning experience or reading. It also allows them to use their creative skills by changing the context to communicate their ideas to an audience.