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How do you paraphrase information? Part of plagiarizing is taking information word for word and using it in your writing. Teach your writers how to paragraphs correctly to avoid this!   They watch a QuickTime video on Timbuktu and complete the main idea handout. Then, after competing the paraphrasing strategies handout, they also attempt to paraphrase two passages from the video on Timbuktu. 
Students work in groups to paraphrase an article.  In this paraphrasing instructional activity, each group is assigned a paragraph to paraphrase in one sentence.  Other groups critique the sentences to make sure each is effective.  When the sentences are put together, the class will have a paraphrase of the entire article.  Students repeat the group paraphrase for different types of articles.
Students paraphrase various readings.  In this learning to paraphrase lesson, students research online material and paraphrase their readings.  They turn in a copy of their original and a copy of their paraphrase.  Students may use the TI-Navigator to complete their work.
In this paraphrasing practice worksheet, students read a brief selection and then respond to 5 multiple choice questions regarding context clues.
In this paraphrasing worksheet students are tasked to paraphrase five short passages. Students write their paraphrase and can then self check against sample answers.
In this paraphrasing practice worksheet, students read a brief selection and then respond to 5 multiple choice questions regarding context clues.
How to paraphrase a source and avoid plagiarizing is the focus of a PowerPoint presentation that models five different techniques. The color-coded examples include illustrations and photos.
Young scholars use information available on various websites to create directions for paraphrasing. In this paraphrasing lesson, students collaborate as a class to determine directions and advice for paraphrasing, including when one might decide to paraphrase, how to go about it, and how to cite the information paraphrased.
Fifth graders practice paraphrasing information. In this writing lesson, 5th graders research a topic, such as the digestive system, and practice quoting a source. Students gather several facts about a topic of interest and use note cards to correctly paraphrase information.
The three P’s of research (paraphrasing, plagiarism, and parenthetical citations) are the focus of this week-long research writing exercise. Using websites about Anne Frank, the instructor models how to paraphrase and how to use parenthetical citations. Then, the instructor selects a paragraph for class members to paraphrase and cite on their own. As a culminating activity, researchers bring in an example from their own writing.  
In this paraphrasing worksheet, learners read the story 'Strange Planet' and then answer the 5 questions about paraphrasing for the text.
In this paraphrasing worksheet, students read a passage on baseball heroes, and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students answer 5 questions.
Ninth graders synthesize data from a variety of sources into a thesis statement and paraphrase main ideas for notetaking. A four-paragraph essay is developed using the thesis and notes as a guide.
Tenth graders participate in an activity in which they practice paraphrasing sections of primary and secondary documents. They are to share their paraphrasing with the class to help with their confidence speaking in front of a group.
Learners rewrite a paragraph in their own words. In this Language lesson, students paraphrase what they are reading without plagiarizing. A rubric is provided with this lesson.
Fifth graders internalize the ability to recall, inform, or organize ideas when comprehending text. Students practice paraphrasing/summarizing by taking it to the playground. Students line up with 4B5 feet on each side of the group, the first with the basketball. Students paraphrase and summarize what the teacher calls out.
Seventh graders practice paraphrasing. As a class, they review previous lessons and discuss the difference between paraphrasing and plagiarism. Students begin by paraphrasing sentences orally and then they complete a worksheet, paraphrasing sentences in writing.
Improve writing skills using methods from Robert Gay's Writing Through Reading; Gay espouses reproducing the work of successful writers to build the ability to convey original ideas effectively. Young writers transcribe, paraphrase, and imitate various readings over extended periods. Bilingual scholars lead collaborative translation. Presented in the form of a research paper on Gay's pedagogy; provides clear underpinnings and extensive examples for use in class. 
Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This activity contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with their hands and reacting scenes, as well as great instructional support to practice these skills. Learners review body language and paraphrasing as tools for improving communication.
Play a popular song for your class that they will easily recognize. Then give each class member a revised copy of the lyrics. This revision should have your name on it as the author and contain some minor differences in word choice that make no real difference in the meaning of the song. The ensuing discussion, launched by questions included in the resource, focuses on why stealing words and ideas from another source matters. Finally, pupils practice paraphrasing and citing sources.

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