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I Used My Own Words! Paraphrasing Informational Texts

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I Used My Own Words! Paraphrasing Informational Texts

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 30-minute sessions
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Sharon B. Kletzien, Ph.D.

Sharon B. Kletzien, Ph.D.

West Chester, Pennsylvania


International Literacy Association


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October 08, 2017

I will be teaching paraphrasing to Chinese college students soon and this resource is great. I do wish there were more strategies and examples to show the different methods of paraphrasing, but the activity and tips are quite useful. Thanks!


Tim Crider

November 09, 2014

This lesson was scaffolded very well and my students loved it.


Trisha Dotts

March 06, 2014

I love this lesson. It has great gradual release of responsibility and is developmentally appropriate for this age level. I used an adaptation of this lesson with 4 and 5th grades during Media Literacy class.


April Collins

December 13, 2013

This was an absolutely fantastic plan. I am a 5th grade teacher in a virtual school and only had one day for this topic, but I will be revisiting these techniques for the rest of the year. I am excited about teaching this lesson as the first 5th grade ELA class in the New Year 2014!



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