Paraphrasing: An Effective Comprehension Strategy

Kletzien, Sharon B.
September 2009
Reading Teacher;Sep2009, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p73
Academic Journal
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.


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