I was just making a poster for using highlighters and thought I’d share. I will colour, or have my students colour, the code they want. For example, blue highlighter for “important / main ideas”, pink highlighter for “ask” and yellow highlighter for “look up / find more info”.
I also made a blank poster for using when doing a research essay. I have my students cut and paste lots of notes. Then, when reading through the notes, students use different colour highlighters to show the different points they will make in their essay. For example an essay about the danger of microwave popcorn could use blue highlighting for points related to the nutrition of microwave popcorn, pink highlighting for the chemicals in microwave popcorn, and yellow highlighting for the chemicals in the packaging of microwave popcorn. Once this highlighting is done in the notes, students can easily write a rough copy, compiling the same colour ideas and putting them into their own words.