Lesson Plan

Fill in the Shape Notetaking

Notetaking doesn’t just have to fit in a square! In this lesson, students will use different shapes to help them take notes and remember what they should be paying attention for as they read.
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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to take notes about an age-appropriate text using a graphic organizer.


(5 minutes)
  • Call students together.
  • Ask students to think about signs and shapes in their lives that help them remember to do something. (If students need help coming up with some, suggest the red octagon as a sign to stop, the little hand that tells them not to cross the street, the X on railroad crossings, etc.)
  • Tell students that today they are going to use shapes to help them remember key things they should be taking notes about as they read.