Notes to Summary: Skills for the Elementary Years

Learning to take good notes and to concisely summarize your work are the first steps to good writing.
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40 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

Students will improve their reading skills, note taking skills and summarizing skills. Teacher will guide the students in how to take good notes and then allow for practice time and homework. Teacher will then assess and give feedback to students to help improve. 
Week 1: Homework - Take notes on a non-fiction article assigned. 
Week 2: Homework - Take notes on a piece of fiction. 
GIST writing template. 
Note taking strategies handout. 
Summarizing template. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • National Geographic Kids
Informal assessment will be provided for all work that is turned in before class. 
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Handouts will be provided to help students with the assigned homework. They will be working outside of class to read and take notes on their readings based on the lesson of the day. 


Shaheen Rasheed, MS Ed.
Lives in the United States
Experienced Teacher & Education Consultant
631 total reviews
524 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I'm Shaheen and I look forward to meeting you all virtually. I've been teaching language arts and the humanities for over 25 years in public, private and charter schools to elementary, middle and high school students. I also homeschool my... 
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