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 article in which the author presents his case against compulsory school attendance laws.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the exercise by having groups draft a response to Sipher's article
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is intended as an assessment a reader's ability to summarize, paraphrase, and quote material from the provided article 
Pros

  • The article is sure to capture the attention of readers
Cons

  • No information about summarizing, paraphrasing, or quoting is included in the resource