With the ease of copy-and-paste functions, teachers must be extra vigilant to teach students the art of effective paraphrasing. This fun activity gives teachers the perfect chance to do so.
Students are divided into groups and given quotes from favorite animated movies, along with 5 possible paraphrases. Then students must analyze each paraphrase and order the options from best to worst, according to the following criteria: accuracy of ideas and originality of wording and sentence structure. This activity provides the perfect set-up for meaningful conversations about academic honesty and the pitfalls of plagiarism.
This product includes the following:
1 Page of Teaching Instructions
6 Animated Movie Quote Cards (Printable)
30 Paraphrase Cards (Printable)
6-page Answer Key
I hope your students enjoy this paraphrasing activity as much as mine have!
Created by Distinguished English
(Formerly Olivia Gold's Creative English Classroom)