Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note Bookmarks (FREE) Based on the book Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies by Beers and Probst, I created colorful bookmarks with the five signposts, signpost definition, text focus, and question on them. The bookmarks are one-sided, but are meant to be cut in half and then folded in half to create a front and back.
Collaborative Note-Taking With Google Docs: The beauty of Google Apps truly lies in the collaborative features. One of my favorite strategies is collaborative note-taking. When students are able to take notes together, it allows them to learn from each other AND gives the teacher a way to check for understanding.
*Use symbols and abbreviations. Writing at the same speed as your teacher is talking in is not an easy task. With the help of symbols and abbreviations, you can speed up the task. Here's an example of some: