Today, one of my classes read the first chapter of Pobre Ana, and we took Cornell notes in English (1) to organize the information and (2) to demonstrate understanding. You could have your students take the notes in Spanish if you’d prefer, but it’s easy to fill out a notes sheet with Spanish information without actually knowing what it means. The students took the notes on their own paper, but here is the format that they used (click on the image to see a bigger image):
Hopefully, seeing an example of the notes will help you to better understand ways that you can use this awesome note-taking system in your classes! I love it!! And it’s a great strategy for students to have in their toolbag for future academic endeavors.