TITLE

Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy

AUTHOR(S)
Kletzien, Sharon B.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Reading Teacher;Sep2009, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p73
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the strategy of paraphrasing as one way to increase reading comprehension. The difference between paraphrasing, which is described as putting the story's content into one's own words, and summarizing is explored. Paraphrasing also differs from retelling by using words that are part of the reader's knowledge. In retelling, readers are encouraged to use the words of the author in explaining a passage. The strategy instruction model used and the experiences of students Danny and Brian using paraphrasing are discussed.
ACCESSION #
44054588

 

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