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Paraphrasing for Polar Bear Research

Thyme to Read
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1st - 5th
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  1. Mentor texts are books that will help you to provide direct instruction and modeling for a specific skill. In this bundle, I have recommended FOUR SEASONAL BOOKS and provided lesson materials for you to introduce Descriptive Language, Inferencing, Theme and Paraphrasing to your students. → What is
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Paraphrasing 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.

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Anchor Charts in both color and printer friendly versions 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. Blank (editable) anchor charts have also been included so you can outline the paraphrasing process with your class.
Paraphrasing practice pages features text from the book The Polar Bear by Jenni Desmond, and will allow your students to practice paraphrasing with your guidance, or in a collaborative group. A blank (editable page) has also been included so you can customize the text to fit your needs.
Research materials include a notes catcher (editable in PDF) that will help your students organize all of the information they are learning about polar bears. Key questions have been provided for you, or you can customize your own to fit the needs of your class. Finally, a publishing book can be printed with a color, or black & white cover, and with primary or intermediate lined pages.
THERE'S MORE... editable publishing books have been included so you can use the same format for any animal research project.  AND... digital versions of the anchor charts, paraphrasing practice pages, and notes catchers will allow paperless classrooms to access through Google Slides/Classroom

→ How can this resource support you and your students?
Many of my reluctant readers are also reluctant writers. They are not confident in their own ability to be an author themselves, so they use someone else's words in their writing. Teaching paraphrasing even in the primary grades is very important so it becomes easier as students get older and being using more text evidence. This resource has given my students the confidence they need to paraphrase on their own, and have a lot of pride in their own writing.
Other teachers have said the consistency of the materials has saved them a lot of time when preparing animal research projects. They have choose to research the polar bear as a class, to model the research/paraphrasing process. Then they have used the editable materials for students to complete research on their own.

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Descriptive Language
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This resource was created by Megan Christensen - Thyme to Read. By purchasing a license, you agree to the TOU. This resource is for single classroom use, and may not be posted or shared without permission from myself. If you have any questions about this resource, please email me at megan.thymetoread@gmail.com
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Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

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