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Taking Notes from Susan Traugh's Daily Living Skills is a timely workbook to help students understand how to take notes in both school and real-life settings in addition to providing time management, prioritizing, and organizing skills for a complete study skills package.

Taking Notes provides instruction in adult living skills and transitional skills for both mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike and provides adult living skills for special needs teens to meet federal transition mandates, Indicator 13 requirements, and SCAN recommendations.

Like the other books in this series, Taking Notes contains airy pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated Indicator 13 skills and transition skills needed for adult independence. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real-world activities are provided whenever possible. Lessons in Daily Living Skills Taking Notes include:

  • Why take notes
  • Talking vs. writing
  • Formal and informal notes
  • The outline
  • Parts of an outline
  • Alternatives to outlining
  • Sketchnoting
  • Symbols & abbreviations
  • Taking notes from a textbook
  • Cornell notes
  • What we know about note taking
  • Proven practices
  • Mistakes in multitasking
  • Time management
  • Pencil power
  • Using note cards
  • Storing notes and notecards
  • Every subject every day
  • Planning a study schedule

Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with federal mandates for parent involvement.

Taking Notes

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