students' note-taking ability
by assigning a passage from any classroom textbook for silent reading.
strips of paper about 4.5
centimeters (2") wide to the group.
students to jot down brief notes on
one side of the strip while they reread the selected passage.
books set aside, have them use
only their notes to rewrite the textbook material in their own words.
volunteers to read their notes
and reconstructions aloud to demonstrate variations in recall and style.
the group discuss each work with reference to accuracy and the
retention of the main idea.