Combination notes


  • Combination notes are useful for students who learn well through visuals. By adding a sketch to an informal outline, students draw a picture to help them understand and recall information.
  • The note page has two columns. The left column is for notes and the right column is for illustrations.
  • [Description taken from MacDougall-Littell Science Toolkit.]


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  1. Tucson Unified School District EdWeb (has a variety of templates on note-taking, including combination notes)
  2. Jefferson Parrish Public Schools (choose combination notes; there are many other templates for note-taking)
  3. Western New York Regional Information Center (instructions, a template and a link to Robert Marzano's complete book What Works in Classroom Instruction)