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AuthorTherapi Kaplan

A mom, a wife, a teacher, a learner, and a novice cook. I write about adventures in being all four and life lessons to be learned.

Tools for Note-Taking

There are multiple potential hurdles that prevent students from becoming effective informative writers, including possible resource texts that may be above their benchmarks, as well as students’ lack of experience with specific strategies for note-taking and organization of their thoughts. The use of thinking maps, especially circle maps and tree maps, to help develop their note-taking and informative writing skills can’t be overstated when supporting students to becoming more engaged in their writing.