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Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy
by Sharon B. Kletzien, Ph.D.
|Grades||3 – 12|
Paraphrasing, somewhat different from retelling and summarizing, helps students monitor their understanding and incorporate new knowledge with what they already know about a topic. Paraphrasing helps students realize that comprehension is the goal of reading.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Tell me about it in your own words! If students can paraphrase the information they have read, then you—and they—can be confident that they understand it.