Paraphrase, Quote, Summarize: Teach your students how to paraphrase, quote, and summarize text with this mini-unit. Your students will learn the differences between paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing, and when to use each one in their writing.
There are two different files in the zipped download.
- An editable, 27 slide PowerPoint
- A PDF document with supplementary materials, classroom activities, and student reference sheets.
The PowerPoint teaches students about paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing. The PowerPoint includes color-coded examples for how to properly introduce and cite a quote and a quick quiz at the end of the presentations to check student understanding.
The supplementary material includes:
- A standards-based unit outline that includes instruction for 3+ days
- Three informational text activities to help enhance students' paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing abilities
- A full-text informational passages (The Gettysburg Address and the Preamble to the US Constitution)
- An excerpt text handout from President Barack Obama's first inaugural address with a link to the video and full text version
- Two helpful student handouts that can be used all year long
Check out the digital, interactive resource that accompanies this lesson plan!
SMARTePlans Paraphrasing, Quoting, Summarizing
*****This resource is included in THREE different bundles*****
•Secondary English Curriculum: Common Core - Grades 7-10
•Ultimate Writing Bundle for Secondary English
•Ultimate Research Writing Bundle (Grades 8-12)
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Introduction to Research Writing: a CCSS aligned mini-unit (grades 7-12)
Annotating Text Made Easy - CCSS aligned
Academic Vocabulary Volume 3: Words about Research
Keywords: CCSS, common core, informational texts, informational text, information text lesson, Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Argumentative Writing Unit, Argument Writing, Argument Essay, Argumentative Essay