TEXTBOOK MARKING Effective Mehods

TEXTBOOK MARKING

 It is possible to
store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
                                                            Alec
Bourne
 effective textbook marking
I.                  
What is Textbook
Marking?
II.               
Deciding What to
Mark
III.            
Steps in the
Process of Textbook Marking
·        
Preview
·        
Study-Read
·        
Mark or
Highlight Text
·        
Write Margin
Cues
IV.            
Knowing How Much
to Infer
V.               
Developing a
Personal System of Textbook Marking
VI.            
Practice with
Reading Passages
Textbook marking is:
·        
a
systematic mark-and-label reading tool that helps you distinguish important
ideas from less-important ideas
·        
a
way to identify the main idea, important details and new vocabulary in your
textbook chapters
·        
a
way to flag information that is unclear to you so you are reminded to clarify
the information before you are tested
·        
a
personal system, which needs to be
·        
consistent
·        
makes
sense to the individual student using it
·        
achieves
the main goal of showing relationships between ideas in textbooks
dIRECTIONS
Make one copy the reading following these directions
(page 139) for each of your students, and have them mark, by highlighting or
underlining, the main idea and the major supporting details.  Then, ask the following

exercise 10-1 & 10-2: 
textbook marking check
Directions: Think about how you currently mark in your
textbooks and answer the following questions:
1.     
My margin notes are legible.                                                         Yes_____        No _____
2.     
I write my notes in ink.                                                                 Yes
_____       No _____
3.     
I use a consistent format:  notes in paragraph form _____    sentences _____ phrases ____
4.     
I create questions, using headings,
visuals, etc.                            Yes ____        
No _____
5.     
I use abbreviations in my margin notes,
such as 1,2,3, to indicate a process, MI for main idea, and EX
for examples.                                                                          Yes
____         No
____
6.     
I effectively use abbreviations and I
remember what they mean.            Yes
____         No _____
7.     
I somehow identify new words.                                                   Yes
____         No
____
8.     
I consistently identify the main idea in
the paragraphs.                           Yes ____ 
       No _____
9.     
I clearly mark the items I don’t
understand.                                Yes ____         No
____
10.  I
consistently identify major supporting details.                          Yes
_____       No
_____
11.  I
write summaries for each chapter to use as a study aid.            Yes
____         No
____
12.  I
have developed a personal system of symbols.  
                       Yes
____         No
____
13.  I
seem to know how much to mark; I don’t overmark.                Yes
____         No
____
14.  My
grades have improved as a result of my textbook marking; studying is easier now
that 
      I have identified what’s important.                                                Yes ____  
    No ____
.
supplemental vocabulary quiz
There is one supplemental vocabulary quiz for this
chapter.
Answers for Crossword Puzzle
Chapter ten vocabulary QUIZ
Across
3              words that help you to identify
main ideas, clues to main points
5              equal
7              participation in wrong
9              lively feeling with a slight edge
11           eloquent public speaker
15           a hormone, triggered by stress
16           humiliation
17           respecting
Down
1              unchanged, uncorrupted
2              little story
4              well spoken, articulate
5              systematic way of marking ideas in
a textbook
6              visualization of successful
actions
8              attacked
10           compelled
12           to send away
13           masked hoods worn by Afghan women
14           nonsense
Summary for “what is technology?”
Sample summary:
            Technology
is the creation of new products and processes that are designed to improve our
survival, comfort level, and quality of life. 
It is developed from scientific knowledge and theories.  Some technologies arose before anyone
understood or tested the principles that made them possible.  Scientific knowledge is often published,
shared, and verified, unlike technological discoveries, which are often kept
secret until they are patented.