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Notice & note what the text says and means

Although note-taking is a common practice, effective note-taking requires explicit instruction. And sometimes—the first thing to teach is what NOT to do. Taking notes is NOT about highlighting the author’s words or just copying down a bunch of facts.

The most important part of note-taking is to record the reader’s own understanding and interpretation of the text details. Reading comprehension doesn’t come from simply reading all the words. Students need to digest them and understand what they mean.

Duration: 3:51 | Grades K-12