Focused Note-Taking

  • Focused-Note Taking is a process through which we organize our notebooks using a certain structure to increase the amount of learning that occurs and help with retaining information. There are 5 phases of focused-note taking that you'll learn about below.



    Identify the components of the Interactive Notebook Setup and how to use Focused-Note Taking strategies.



    Open to the first spread of your notebook and write just the titles for the following sections in the correct locations on the page. (We will use this page for actual notes later on, so only write down the keywords below.)

    • Date
    • Preview
    • Standard
    • EQ (Essential Question)/Obj (Objective)
    • Notes
    • Key Ideas/Questions
    • Connections
    • Process
  • Template


    Introduction to Focused Note Taking