Article Review (8/29-9/2)

Why Students need to Learn How to Paraphrase

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Paraphrasing is "putting something into your own words."

If students can't paraphrase, "they will not be able to ask questions about the text or draw inferences from it".

"We must specifically teach students to paraphrase"

Paraphrasing is a multi-step process...

  • Unpack vocabulary (attack roots; use prior knowledge and context clues).
  • Unpack syntax and grammar (unpack clauses and phrases; pay attention to punctuation).
  • Draw inferences from idioms.

Use this link to learn more about the 4 critical reading skills - including paraphrasing