can be a difficult skill for many students because it 'just sounds better when I can use the author's words' - those are actual words a student has said to me. Especially for reluctant writers
, who struggle to find their own words, paraphrasing is such a crucial skill
for them the practice and learn.
→ What is included in this resource, and how can it support your students?
in both color and printer friendly can assist you in presenting "how to paraphrase" to your students. You can print this at a reduced size for student notebooks, or at an enlarged poster size for whole group instruction. You can also project the PDF on a white board for your students to reference along with your instruction. Blank (editable) anchor charts have also been included so you can create and outline the paraphrasing process with your class. These blank charts can be used for the students to take notes on before adding to their writer's notebooks.
Your students can also use the paraphrasing worksheet to help them begin their paraphrasing practice. The paraphrasing worksheet is editable in PDF, and will allow you to add your own phrases (from a text) that your students can practice paraphrasing. You can do this as a guided practice activity, collaborative group work, or an independent activity/assessment.
This FREEBIE is a sample of a larger resource on paraphrasing and researching polar bears. You can find the complete resource HERE.
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