One Minute Note

This note-taking technique gives students the opportunity to write down the key points that they remember after five to ten minutes of input from an oral or written source. Asking students to write down the information that they learned not only solidifies new content, it also provides real-time feedback on students’ comprehension.


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One Minute Notes Elementary

For elementary, this template should only be used in Grades 1-5. PK-K could complete this template as a whole group, orally providing what they have learned for the teacher to scribe.

One Minute Notes Secondary

For a more structured approach to One Minute Notes, use a direction sheet like this one to help students organize their thoughts at the end of a lesson. Cut the paper into slips to pass out to individual students.

One Minute Notes Spanish

Teachers Shown

Virginia Rowland
Middle School Career and Technology Education teacher.
Austin ISD, Texas
Tabatha Darilek
5th grade Elementary teacher.
Manor ISD, Texas