This is the other half of my book "Paraphrase Progressions and Summary Secrets."
If summary is a compressed rewording of what someone else writes or says, the paraphrase is rewording without compression.
When instructed to paraphrase, most students will plagiarize without even realizing it. This PDF file is tool to help you teach students exactly what a paraphrase is and gives them targeted paraphrase writing practice.
The step-by-step progression is 50 pages. The key and the quiz section is 40 pages long.
You must bring your teacher "A" game to be effective. If it doesn't "work" the first time, don't give up. If you can be effective, the progression will drastically increase efficiency. The more times you teach it, the better it gets. Every time I teach this progression, I get new, deeper insights.
Paraphrasing is great writing practice. It really forces students to intimately engage with language at the word and sentence level, the place where writers go when trying to do good work.
I love talking about syntax and vocabulary and sentence structure when I teach this.
When your students finish this progression they will have a deeper understanding of what constitutes a paraphrase. They will know more about paraphrasing than the majority of their peers.
This progression would benefit any writer, from middle school to the graduate level.
If you like the summary progression, you will like this progression also. It's actually better than the summary sequence.
I will happily assist you, if you need help.