In this paraphrasing practice worksheet, students read a brief selection and then respond to 5 multiple choice questions regarding context clues.
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Asking Probing Questions and Choosing a Research Topic
Begin the writing journey of an evidence-based essay detailing a rule to live by with a variety of activities to familiarize learners with the topic and jump start the brainstorming process. First, pupils take part in an in-depth review...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Summarizing, Paraphrasing and Quoting
How skilled are your class members at summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting from a text? Find out with this assessment that asks readers to identify the thesis statement, the summary, the paraphrases, and the quoted material in an...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing
Plagiarism, copyright, and fair use are the focus of a three-part instructional activity designed to inform scholars of how to properly cite others' work. First, pupils use a KWL chart to begin thinking and discussing plagiarism. They...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Paraphrase
It can be easy to plagiarize if you don't know how to paraphrase properly. Avoid the common pitfall with an informative video about paraphrasing, that includes strategies for rephrasing text as well as times when it's appropriate to...
5 mins 5th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History