It is important for students to learn how to move away from copying sentences from books to using their own words. For young writers, this is quite a challenge. These fun and unusual facts will engage your students.
32 Paraphrasing Cards
How to Say It In Your Own Words Poster
2 Student Answer Forms
TEACHING TIPS: I recommend starting off by meeting with a small group of students for the initial lesson. You can reference the strategy poster as you model how to paraphrase one of the cards. For guided practice, have each student select a card they find interesting. Discuss which paraphrasing technique might work best for that card. Also discuss possible synonyms for Tier 2 type words.
Finally, have the students rewrite additional task cards in their own words on the answer sheet provided.
My students loved this! I trust yours will too!
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