This activity goes over the basics of paraphrasing and has the students complete a practice activity together. After completing the practice students will then read chapters 1 & 2 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. From these chapters they are asked to paraphrase a few particular parts. They are then allowed to read a chapter of their choice and paraphrase from there. This really got my students into the novel and many decided to read it on their own for fun. Little did they know, this gave me a great insight into their ability to paraphrase.