You have been researching two topics about the religion of your choice. You are not allowed to use the Internet as there is no way to authenticate what you are reading to ensure it is factual, so you are only allowed to use the library books provided for you at school. You must remember to use less than 7 words in each note, put the notes into your OWN words (no copying of sentences allowed!) and to record them on the fact sheets you were given. Each note must be color coded with the page number and the color that corresponds to the book you took the note from. The Note-Taking from Written Materia worksheet was used in class to help you understand what you need to do while note-taking. You need to use the THIEVES strategy of determining importance to decide what to include in your notes (Remember we learned about it while studying reading strategies!).
Creating Point Form Outlines
Now that you have finished taking notes from the library books provided, they must put your notes together into an outline. The information in the Creating an Outline worksheet tells you how to organize your notes into an outline. Together we worked through the From Map to Outline worksheet using some notes on snakes to help you understand how to organize your notes and to make an outline. You practiced writing notes into an outline using the Ordinary Famous Americans worksheet. With your group you practiced organizing notes into logical groups and then making an outline using the bees notes. Using these new skills in creating outlines, you now need to put all your notes for your research topics into point form outlines. You should have a separate outline for each of your research topics. Here is the marking criteria for the outlines of your notes. If you are using a computer to create your outline, you can use Microsoft Word to make your outline and have the computer do all the numbering for you by using these notes.