The Paraphrasing Pack consists of eleven out-of-the-box resources that are ready to be implemented in the classroom. These resources were flexibly designed, allowing teachers to conduct activities individually or build upon one another as a complete unit. The pack is adaptable for any 6th - 12th-grade classroom.
Preview the resources by checking out this video lesson, then browse the free additional resources to build a paraphrasing unit of your own!
Presentation with instructional support to understand research strategies.
Paraphrasing is most commonly taught as a writing strategy, but there are several underlying benefits to this mighty literacy skill.
Accurately paraphrasing and citing sources helps students avoid plagiarism.
The educator guide will help educators use the "Teaching academic integrity: Paraphrasing" unit to its full potential.
This assessment may be used to assess students' abillities to accurately paraphrase a passage.
Provide this resource to students as a self-checklist to review upon completing a paraphrased passage.
This organizer is intended to support students in determining the main idea and supporting points (a discussed strategy) to paraphrase a passage. Consider conducting an exercise with this resource and having the organizer accessible for future practice.
Introduce paraphrasing to students by using the presentation.
Use this handout with the Paraphrasing Practice resource. Provide students with this handout in order to participate in the exercises presented in the practice presentation.
This presentation may be presented as a game or guided practice.
A self-assessment that can be used before and/or after any of the lessons in this resource pack.
Review the poster and provide the handout for students to keep for future reference.
This rubric trait describes the skills students should gain during the paraphrasing exercises.
Feedback set designed for formative and summative assignments that incorporate paraphrasing.