Paraphrase Telephone Game

Paraphrase Telephone Game
Paraphrase Telephone Game
Paraphrase Telephone Game
Paraphrase Telephone Game
Paraphrase Telephone Game
Paraphrase Telephone Game
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  1. This product includes EVERYTHING you need in order to teach your students how to paraphrase. Paraphrasing can be a difficult skill that needs lots of practice to master. It is not just simply stating that students need to rewrite the text in their own words. These 5 activities walk you and your stud
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Bring a twist on a classic children’s game…. Telephone! In this version students will practice their paraphrasing skills to see how small changes in sentence structure and words can make a big difference!

How to This Resource Works:

  1. Give one of the 30 unique, short texts to students.
  2. Have them paraphrase that original text.
  3. Fold or hide the original text so just the student’s paraphrased version is showing
  4. Trade papers
  5. Students paraphrase their peers paraphrased version
  6. Fold the paper so only their version is showing
  7. Trade papers and repeat the process several times.
  8. Unfold the paper, so the final paraphrased version and the original text is showing.
  9. Discuss and evaluate the papers.

Not only can this be a fun and engaging activity, but it gets students to really dive into what it means to effectively paraphrase.

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How to Guide

Game Example

30 Unique Original Text Pieces

Icons in the upper right, so students can quickly change papers.

Need more paraphrasing resources?

Paraphrase PowerPoint & Notes

Paraphrase Famous Songs, Lyrics, and Phrases

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Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
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