Teaching Strategies

Dot-Jot

Students make a dot and then jot down one point, idea, or fact. They should try to keep to one line per point and they should not use complete sentences as these are notes only.

Students practise doing this. Give the students a key question. and two or three sources.

They then combine their notes from each source and write a paragraph.

Dot-Jot Template

Key question 1
Source (web site, newspaper, etc.):

Title:

Author:

Publisher:

Year of publication:

Place of publication:

URL:

Dot-jot notes