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Sites from www.eduhound.com this week offer places to help you re-phrase what you’ve learned in your own words.
- The OWL at Purdue – Paraphrase: Write It in Your Own Words Learn to borrow from a source without plagiarizing, by creating your own rendition of essential information and ideas which were expressed by someone else. How to present them in a new form. OWL means “Online Writing Lab.” http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01/
- Please No Posers: Learning to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing In this lesson, students explore correct ways to reference information sources and avoid plagiarism by accurately summarizing a New York Times article. www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030904thursday.html
- Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing The lesson includes three parts: part one focuses on plagiarism; part two introduces copyright and fair use; and part three helps students with their paraphrasing skills. www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id+1062
- Paraphrase Craze This step-by-Step lesson helps students paraphrase by reading carefully, then setting the material aside and changing what was read into new words. www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/ParaphraseCraze/default.htm
- The Writing Edge: Unique Notes Discusses the importance of note taking when writing research reports and explains the difference between quoting and paraphrasing. www.teacher.scholastic.com/lessonplans/thewritingedge/lesson2.htm
- The Long and Short of It: Summarizing Important Details In this lesson, students practice summarizing a brief reading/listening selection. When writing reports, students use their summarizing (and paraphrasing) skills to avoid plagiarizing (copying verbatim) their resource texts. www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/03/lp322-01.shtml
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