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Paraphrase

Pixton Lesson Plan on Paraphrase

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When students complete the activities in this lesson plan, they will use the following comic layout types.

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  • Mind Map
  • Poster
  • Character Map
  • Comic Strip

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This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings literary analysis to life with comics and storyboards.
Pixton Lesson Plan on Paraphrase
This free, printable Pixton lesson plan brings literary analysis to life with comics and storyboards.

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Paraphrase

Step 1Class discussion with students

Getting Started

The ability to paraphrase a text in your own words is an important critical thinking skill essential to reading comprehension. Teachers should explicitly teach students how to paraphrase a quote or text excerpt in order to strengthen reading comprehension and analysis (see attached example comics).

Opening Discussion

Create a KW(H)L chart:

  • What do you already know about paraphrasing text in your own words?
  • When do you need to paraphrase, and why?
  • Why is the ability to paraphrase a text in your own words an important skill?
  • What do you want to know?
  • How could you learn more?
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Storyboard
    Define

    Complete after opening discussion.

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  • Make a Storyboard or Mind Map
    Apply to Fiction

    Complete independently.

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  • Make a Mind Map
    Apply to Informational Text

    Complete after class reading.

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  • Extension / Modification
    Poster (Extension / Modification)

    Create a classroom reference Poster to illustrate how to paraphrase a text.

  • Extension / Modification
    Character Map (Extension / Modification)

    Create a KW(H)L Character Map to illustrate what you know and want to know about paraphrasing.

  • Extension / Modification
    Comic Strip (Extension / Modification)

    Create a Comic Strip to paraphrase the meaning of quotes from a work of poetry, prose or nonfiction.

Step 3Concluding discussion with students

Add to your KW(H)L chart:

  • What did you learn about paraphrasing?
  • What are you still confused or unsure about?
  • What would you still like to know?
  • How could you learn more?
  • How does this relate to other reading or writing activities or questions you have completed in the past?
  • What memory devices can you use or create to remember how to use this skill?
  • Why is it important to understand and use this skill?
  • How can this skill help you be a stronger reader and writer?
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Pixton Activity: Paraphrase 1 Define

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  • Storyboard

Intro

Review the definition, elements, examples and non-examples of the English Language Arts skill of paraphrasing.

Instructions

Create a Storyboard that illustrates the definition and elements of the literary skill of paraphrasing:

  • Identify the element in the panel title.
  • Write a detailed description.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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Pixton Activity: Paraphrase 2 Apply to Fiction

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  • Storyboard
  • Mind Map

Intro

Review the definition, elements, examples and non-examples of the English Language Arts skill of paraphrasing and paraphrase quotes from literature or poetry in your own words.

Instructions

Create a Mind Map or Storyboard to paraphrase ideas from literature or poetry:

  • Identify the line/quote in the panel title.
  • Paraphrase the quote in your own words.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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Pixton Activity: Paraphrase 3 Apply to Informational Text

Featured Layouts

  • Mind Map

Intro

Review the definition, elements, examples and non-examples of the English Language Arts skill of paraphrasing and paraphrase quotes from informational texts in your own words.

Instructions

Create a Mind Map to paraphrase ideas from informational texts:

  • Identify the line/quote in the panel title.
  • Paraphrase the quote in your own words.
  • Include an appropriate illustration for each panel.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

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