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Sharing the Message
Second graders paraphrase information that has been shared orally by others. They discuss ways to read informational text to comprehend meaning. Students discuss what active listening means. They are divided into groups of two and each student is required to read an article from the news or an informational magazine.
2nd Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Language Arts: Paraphrasing Research Material
Students visit the school media center to research their favorite historical figures. Following a discussion of paraphrasing, they find information in library materials about their figure. Once students compile their information, they condense it into persuasive essays.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 25 Downloads
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 8 Views 120 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 5 Views 8 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 3 Views 34 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 26 Views 233 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 19 Views 1006 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Researching Another country's Holiday: Organizing and Recording Information
Prior to this lesson, 5th graders will have collected notes from several sources. Students extend their note taking to include at least one example each of summarizing and paraphrasing. They record bibliographic information for each source, and organize a bibliography page.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
What are the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing?
Have you seen accidental plagiarism in your class and want to address the issue? Practice paraphrasing after a mini-lesson on incorporating outside work into original writing. Go over the information about quotations, paraphrasing, and summarizing and then assign individuals or groups to paraphrase each provided sentence.
7th - 10th Language Arts 42 Views 67 Downloads
Quoting, Citing, and Paraphrasing
Beware! (not only the Ides of March). Warn your researchers of the dangers of plagiarism! After defining the term, viewers are introduced to the consequences of and forms of plagiarism, as well as tips on how to avoid plagiarism. Information is also included on related issues like reusing a research paper and copyright infringement.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 8 Views 17 Downloads
Help your high schoolers identify the main idea of a passage with this lesson on paraphrasing. First rewriting a paragraph in their own words, they then underline the most important words in their paraphrase and use them in a summary. Handouts and paragraphs to work with are included in the lesson.
9th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads
Integrating Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries Effectively
Integrating quotations, paraphrases, and summaries into a paper can be a challenge. After the terms are defined and the difference among them illustrated, viewers are shown correct and incorrect inclusions of quotations. Preview the presentation before using with your class because some slides appear to be missing.
8th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 11 Downloads