Reflection: Gradual Release Learning The Difference Between Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - Section 2: Guided Instruction: Reading and Learning


This is a type of lesson that you can use when trying to work on gradual release. There is not a lot of direct instruction, but rather self-guided learning. Students use resources to find answers to questions about paraphrasing, summarizing, and quotations. By doing this, they are able to learn this information and internalize more than through direct instruction.

Gradual release is really important and the end of the year, especially in eighth grade, when we try and get students to be independent learners. We do not want to spoon feed them, but hope that they can learn in their own way and this is a great way to do that.

The tricky part can be monitoring that. How do we assess individual learning? The easiest way is through quick informal feedback. As these discussions and readings are going on, are students picking out what's important? Do they need a gentle nudge in a certain direction? It's also helpful to see how students are able to work together. Working with a partner also forces them to work so there can be more accountability.

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Learning The Difference Between Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

Unit 7: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
Lesson 2 of 14

Objective: SWBAT determine the differences between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing as a way to incorporate research into their writing.

Big Idea: Do we quote directly? Do we paraphrase ideas? Do we summarize the main ideas? Looking at determining when each is the best.

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