Note taking and outlining are critical study skills that apply to every facet of a student's academic life, from test preparation, book reports, science projects, and creative writing to oral reports, speeches, and class debates. Students need sound study habits to keep pace with grade level requirements and to do well on standardized tests. Taking useful notes and properly outlining assignments can save a student precious study time as well as increase his or her confidence and academic success. The activities in this book offer students a myriad of opportunities to work with many resources such as fiction and nonfiction, newspaper articles, advertisements, recipes, and more! By learning to classify data, determine fact from opinion, take notes in a variety of formats, and write effective outlines, your students are certain to gain valuable skills that they can use throughout their lives, whether in school, at home, or in a career.