Article Review (8/29-9/2)
Why Students need to Learn How to Paraphrase
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".
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.