Does anyone have any good resources on how to teach note taking to middle schoolers (6-8th graders)? Right now I'm trying to develop graphic organizers (mind maps, matrices etc.) that can help students classify, categorize etc. information. I'm very new at this, and while I'm familiar with cornell notes I'm thinking that is a bit too much autonomy for them right now. I feel they need a bit more structure and scaffolding at this age so they get the big idea when we are having discussions and/or mini lectures in class. If you have any good graphic organizers you use for students to fill in when they are listening and taking notes, I'd love to see them. This definitly isn't my area of expertise Thanks for the help!