Our Paraphrasing lesson plan introduces students to paraphrasing selections of text correctly. The students will also learn the difference between summarizing and paraphrasing. In addition, plagiarism is discussed and reasons are given why it’s wrong to plagiarize another person’s work. Students are asked to work collaboratively to summarize a given piece of text. Students are also asked to paraphrase several sentences and short paragraphs on their own in order to demonstrate their understanding of the concept.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define paraphrase, distinguish it from summarizing and plagiarism, and correctly paraphrase selected text and passages.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.8