Presentation on theme: "What Are They—And What’s the Point? How to Set Up Your Notebook for Theatre Class."— Presentation transcript:
What Are They—And What’s the Point? How to Set Up Your Notebook for Theatre Class
o Are a place to record information o Help you process ideas and make connections o Help you become independent, creative thinkers and communicators
o Taking notes ≠ learning material o This note-taking is more active; active = learning o Organized note-taking is an important career skill o Allows you to be playful and creative o Reminder to absorb ideas
o Condense and summarize information o Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information o Compare/contrast information o Make connections o Collect presentation ideas for later o Portfolio of learning
o A spiral notebook OR A 3-ring binder and lined paper o Highlighters o Colored pencils or pens or markers o Scissors, tape and/or glue
o The Right Side = information from class and work; is teacher directed; includes testable or quizzable items o The Left Side = connections you make; questions you have; is student directed; includes interpretations and responses to learning
o First page (or the front cover) o Title, student’s name, teacher’s name, class and period, symbols or pictures related to course Write This Down!
o 2-3 Pages at front of notebook with o name of activity o date of activity o page number Write This Down!
o Record notes from: o class and group discussion and lecture o reading o video or audio o Communication terms to know o Assignments o Self-Reflections and Peer Evaluations of Performances Write This Down!
o Reading responses and journals o Graphic organizers and diagrams o Pictures, cartoons, songs, poems o Connected or related ideas o Reflections, quotes, perspectives o Mnemonic devices, memory aids Write This Down!
Illustrated definitions Inner Monologues Cause/effect charts List of Tactics Descriptions of Given Circumstances Personal responses Concept web Connect to today Drawn/Clip art Comic strips Venn diagram Self-Reflective Response
o Related to topic of study o Demonstrate critical thinking Example: newspaper/magazine clipping with summary and connection to unit At least one per unit!
o Handouts should be hole punched or glued/taped into your notebook on the appropriate side (right or left) o All must be dated, numbered, and included in Table of Contents
o Illustrate your notes with pictures of literary figures, or o Map sketches, or o Cartoons, or o Color and highlighting, etc. o Organized notes and subtopics
o YES! o Collected every unit and spot checked for specific assignments o Evaluated on: Correctness, Critical Thinking, Completeness, Organization o Work must be original
o Notebook assignments MUST be made up! o Check with me (not during class) o Check with classmates o Check with Cooper’s Notebook