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Lesson 4: Taking notes to summarize information

teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/8
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/8
teaches Common Core State Standards W.3.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3/10
teaches Common Core State Standards W.3.8 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/3/8
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/10
teaches Common Core State Standards W.4.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/4/10

Lesson 4: Taking notes to summarize information

This lessons teaches students to take notes by summarizing information in their own words, explaining what students do first to get ready to research.  It references items and research topics from the 5th-grade inquiry arc, What is the best way to promote change?

Prepare in Advance:

  • Have your DC Public Library card number ready to access lesson materials throughout the lesson.

DC Content Power Standards:

  • 5.DC.14.4 - List and describe the steps toward desegregation (e.g., A. Philip Randolph’s proposed 1941 March on Washington, Jackie Robinson and baseball, Truman and the Armed Forces, Adam Clayton Powell and Congress, and the integration of public schools).

C3 Framework Indicators and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies:

  • D2.His.9.3-5. Summarize how different kinds of historical sources are used to explain events in the past.