• Please See the following link:


    Page 1:  Homework Check Overview  ( similar to text below );   Page 2: Idea Statements descriptions

    Homework Checks.Idea Statements 


    And Then. . .

    Cornell Note Taking  This is a multi-page document illustrating, in easy steps, the so-called "Cornell" Notes format.


    Homework Completion Content, Expectations, and Procedures


    • may be up to 10% of total grade ( entered into LMS gradebook via a class roster log )


    • Usually assigned and checked one or two times with each Historical Period unit


    • May be checked randomly ( i.e., with NO-notice )


    • Scored in-class, usually during an exercise being performed by the whole-class, such as: 
      • practice with a set of stimulus-based multiple choice questions
      • Pair-share doc. analysis ( a la “STEAM” or HIPPTOSS )
      • analysis of DBQ document w/out seeing the DBQ prompt



    Expectations and Content:


    • usually a minimum of ONE full page of notes ( 1” margins, normal-size font or handwriting )


    • notes are based on textbook reading


    • notes are NOT copied from ppt. notes on www.


    • key terms in reading are present without prompting or advance notice given by teacher


    • Higher-Order "Thinking" questions ( "Why...", "How...", "What if.." "So what that..." ) are present


    • Reflections on themes, connections to prior course content are present


    • Lower-Order, "Recall" questions ( "Who..." "When..."   "Where..." ) are NOT present





    [ NOTE: If NOT done at all ?   NO test corrections opportunity for you for that Historical Period unit quiz ! ]


    • notes are in complete form ( vs. fragmentary )


    • notes can either be in whole-sentences, or in graphic organizer style ( cf. Ch. 1-5 Pageant notes )


    • 5 points = completely done
    • 3 points = half-done
    • 1 point  = hardly done


    • In event of a “3” or “1” – you can re-gain ONE point if complete notes are submitted AFTER the Historical Period unit quiz