Give non-native speakers the added benefit of exclusive English Language Coach side notes to help them better understand key concepts in informational text - especially those related to vocabulary and usage. The Active Learning and Note Taking Guide (ELL) will help ELL (English Language Learner) students get started by providing plentiful sample answers as they learn to apply the Cornell Note Taking system to informational text in their Student Edition. Students will develop effective reading strategies for informational text with an active reading approach that lets them interact with and mark up text for increased understanding. The Active Reading and Note Taking Guide (ELL) includes Cornell Note Taking support, Interactive Reading Selections and a Hot Words Journal.
The Note Taking pages of this book guide students through the process of taking notes about the reading skills and literary and text elements they will be learning about. These pages follow the Cornell Note Taking Method and include several parts: the preview, notes, cues, and summary.
The Before You Read page helps prepare student for the reading selection by previewing vocabulary words and connecting their own experience to what they’re about to read.
The After You Read pages help students practice the reading skills they have learned and use their knowledge of literary and text elements in the reading selection. Words that the student thinks are important, difficult, or interesting can be entered in the Hot Words Journal at the back of the book to build knowledge and vocabulary.