Lesson 2: Take Notes

Note: You must also print activity forms and worksheets.

Lesson Description

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce your student to a note taking strategy he or she can use in class.


  • Print out the note-taking materials from our website
  • Provide an overview of the Cornell note-taking strategy
  • Discuss the importance of taking notes in class
  • Practice using the Cornell strategy



1. What note-taking strategies do you use in school?

2. What aspects of the Cornell note-taking strategy do you like? Dislike?

Materials and Websites