Taking notes has always been a tricky concept for children to understand as it's now so easy just to copy or cut and paste directly from internet. So how do we teach kids to write notes and also write the information gathered in their own words?
The answer…use CAVEMAN language.
If we write our notes like cavemen, they take away any language not worth writing down.
Cavemen speak in simple, straight to the point language and take away any unnecessary words, like the, as, a etc.
"Ug…eat food, hunt, woolly mammoth, big, eat now…."
Check out the example below and feel free to use it with your class.
Also, check out my online course if you are keen to innovate your classroom this year.
Have a great week!