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1 Summary & Paraphrase A Mini Lesson

2 Summary What is a summary? RR&D NOTES: Summary is a brief statement that presents the main ideas of a text. It is shorter than the original version.

3 Summary Example Original Version Proponents of school uniforms say uniforms reduce common problems like theft and fighting and allow administrators to easily identify intruders or outsiders. Supporters add that uniforms may also improve grades by enabling students to focus more on academic performance, reduce disciplinary problems, create unity and remove class distinctions, and are more affordable than expensive designer labels.Summary Supporters of school uniforms argue that uniforms decrease many problems in schools, like fighting, while also improving grades and saving people money. display?id=SMN &method=date&res=Y&ren=N&gov=Y& lnk=N&ic=Y&keyno= & =Y&title=School%20uniforms&leadiss=Y &auth_checked=Y#

4 Paraphrase What is a paraphrase? RR&D NOTES: Paraphrase is rewording a passage to make it clearer, often sentence by sentence. It is almost the same length as the original.

5 Original Version Proponents of school uniforms say uniforms reduce common problems like theft and fighting and allow administrators to easily identify intruders or outsiders. Supporters add that uniforms may also improve grades by enabling students to focus more on academic performance, reduce disciplinary problems, create unity and remove class distinctions, and are more affordable than expensive designer labels. Paraphrase Example Paraphrase Supporters of school uniforms argue that uniforms decrease many issues in schools, like stealing and physical conflict, and let principals find intruders. Proponents also say that uniforms let students focus more on academics and improve grades, encourage school spirit, decrease stereotyping, and make clothing more affordable.

6 Summary vs. ParaphraseSummary Supporters of school uniforms argue that uniforms decrease many problems in schools, like fighting, while also improving grades and saving people money. Paraphrase Supporters of school uniforms argue that uniforms decrease many problems in schools, like fighting and stealing, and let principals find intruders. Proponents also say that uniforms let students focus more on academics and improve grades, encourage school spirit, decrease distractions, and make clothing more affordable. SHORTER!SAME!

7 Three ways to use your sources are: 1.Direct quote 2.Summary 3.Paraphrase Comprehension check: Which of these require citations? All of them!

8 PRACTICE Cell Phones in Schools Blue = Level 1 Green = Level 2 Pink = Level 3

9 Let’s Practice! 1.Annotate the article using the symbols you just learned. 2.Write a summary of the entire article on the worksheet. 1.You can use any of the summary and paraphrase strategies! 3.Choose a paragraph from your article that is 3-6 sentences long. 1.Write a paraphrase of just the 3-6 sentence section.

10 Homework 1.Finish annotating/note-taking practice with Cell Article 2.Complete questions column in Cornell Notes 3.Have all of your research found 1.Bring print outs of all of your sources: Websites and Articles 4.Next class plan to do all your note-taking strategies: –You need to have 4 different sources! 1.Credible Website/ RADCAB Form 2.SIRS or Database/ Text Annotation 3.SDR/ Written Results or Graph 4.Additional Source: Pick another of #1 or #2 or Multi-Media/ Evidence of Note Taking Strategy Reward?


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