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Paraphrasing-Timbuktu in Your Own Words
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 41 Views 159 Downloads
Basil Heatter, "The Long Night of the Little Boats" - Grade 8
“It was a miracle.” Basil Heatter’s “The Long Night of the Little Boats,” which details the miraculous rescue of the British army from the shores of Dunkirk in 1940, is featured in a series of exercises that ask class members to read, reread, paraphrase, and discuss the text before crafting an essay about the piece.
7th - 9th Language Arts 103 Views 102 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Language Arts: Writing Through Reading
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.
6th - 9th Language Arts 33 Views 421 Downloads
Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This lesson contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with their hands and reacting scenes, as well as great instructional support to practice these skills.
6th - 10th Language Arts 114 Views 435 Downloads
Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Read an article about the migration of our ancestors and write a paragraph. Pupils paraphrase and summarize to restate the information found in a nonfiction text. They write a shortened version of the reading to demonstrate the difference between paraphrasing and summarizing.
4th - 6th Language Arts 42 Views 1025 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
5th Language Arts 8 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Paraphrasing for Research Papers
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.
9th - 11th Language Arts 9 Views 94 Downloads
Mark Twain: "The Glorious Whitewasher"
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence...expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Readers are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as possible. The passage is included with bolded vocabulary words to define in-context, and underlined words defined in the margins.
6th - 8th Language Arts 186 Views 509 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Activities for Teaching “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
Use all of these exercises, assignments, and assessments or pick and choose your favorites for your study of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. In this resource you will find: an informational text to examine, vocabulary lists and exercises, comprehension and paraphrasing exercises, various graphic organizers, information on setting, a chance to compare literature, an activity centered around meter and rhyme scheme, an extended writing assignment about extended metaphor, a poem-writing assignment, and a quiz.
7th - 9th Language Arts 144 Views 115 Downloads
Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension
Wow, a resource that includes over 50 graphic organizers designed for reading comprehension! From story maps and plot elements to character traits and compare and contrast activities, this resource is sure to have the graphic organizer you're looking for on your next literary adventure!
4th - 10th Language Arts 424 Views 321 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sample Lesson on Taking Notes
Have your middle schoolers define the terms outline, summary, paraphrase, plagiarism, citation, reference, and bibliography. They identify the main ideas, topic sentence, supporting ideas in technical writing and create note cards using direct quotes with correct citations and paraphrases.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 122 Downloads
Go over how to read complex sentences. Learners work on identifying key ideas, examining sentence structure, looking up new vocabulary, and paraphrasing. An overview of methods to help class members read difficult texts, half of the slides in this slide show are dedicated to paraphrasing.
6th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads
Ben Franklin's Game
Pairs of learners practice the skill of paraphrasing. Together, they read a few sentences from their books and explain those sentences to their partner in their own words. The partner's job is to write down the explanation given, then double-check it for accuracy by referring back to the original text.
4th - 5th Language Arts 5 Views 36 Downloads
Analyzing Poetry with TPCASTT
Middle schoolers read a poem and complete a TPCASTT chart. They make a prediction about the title (T) , paraphrase each line (P), identify poetic devices and nuances (C-connotation), explore mood and tone (A-attitude), point out shifts in content or style (S), evaluate the title after reading (T), and name what they believe is the theme or main idea of the poem.
6th - 8th Language Arts 27 Views 233 Downloads
Learning to Paraphrase
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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 88 Downloads