is restating or explaining ideas in your own words while retaining the
meaning and ideas in the original selection. Retelling captures all
of the main ideas with most of the supporting details. Paraphrasing
helps young readers check their own comprehension.
Questions that invite students
- How can
you put these facts into your own words?
words capture the main ideas from this selection? How can you use the
list of key words to make your own fact statements?
- If you
wrote the key ideas as a grocery list, how would you compact the text?
Which items are essential to the list? Which items can be omitted?
was your purpose for reading? Which details matched your goals? Which
details were irrelevant to your purposes for reading the article?
questions did you want answered in the text? What answers were revealed?