14 2 Paraphrasing Power Point

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14 2 Paraphrasing Power Point

  1. 1. PARAPHRASING <ul><li>restating or explaining something in your own words </li></ul>
  2. 2. Tips for paraphrasing… <ul><li>Try to picture the action to help restate or paraphrase the action. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Another tip… <ul><li>Break down long sentences so that they can be paraphrased (put into your own words). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Paraphrasing helps you read POETRY. <ul><li>Poems often contain figurative language. Remember that these are words used imaginatively instead of literally. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What does a paraphrase include? <ul><li>A paraphrase </li></ul><ul><li>keeps the meaning of the author’s words, but is SIMPLER . </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to PICTURE THE ACTION to help you paraphrase: <ul><li>Use details in the poem to form a mental image of the characters, setting and actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure your picture is the SAME as what is described in the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Use your OWN WORDS to describe your mental image of the scene and the action. </li></ul>
  7. 7. EXAMPLE: <ul><li>lines of poetry: </li></ul><ul><li>Blue were her eyes as the fairy-flax/ Her cheeks like the dawn of day/ </li></ul><ul><li>details in these lines: </li></ul><ul><li>Her eyes were blue. Her cheeks were red. </li></ul><ul><li>PARAPHRASE: </li></ul><ul><li>She had blue eyes and red cheeks. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to BREAK DOWN LONG SENTENCES <ul><li>SIMPLIFY the text by dividing long sentences into parts , and then paraphrase those parts. </li></ul>
  9. 9. more on BREAKING IT DOWN: <ul><li>Are there multiple subjects and verbs? Try separating those into smaller sentences with one subject and verb each. </li></ul><ul><li>Are there punctuation marks? such as colons, semicolons, or dashes? Try treating those as periods. </li></ul><ul><li>Long phrases or passages in parentheses? Turn each one into a separate sentence. </li></ul>
  10. 10. EXAMPLE: <ul><li>ORIGINAL LINES FROM A POEM: </li></ul><ul><li>I celebrate myself and sing myself, </li></ul><ul><li>And what I assume you shall assume, </li></ul><ul><li>For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. </li></ul>
  11. 11. These Lines in Smaller Sentences: <ul><li>I celebrate myself. </li></ul><ul><li>I sing myself. </li></ul><ul><li>What I assume you shall assume. </li></ul><ul><li>Every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. </li></ul>
  12. 12. PARAPHRASE: <ul><li>I celebrate myself and share my joy with you. What is mine is also yours. </li></ul>
  13. 13. WHEN YOU MUST PARAPHRASE: <ul><li>1. Picture the action and describe what you “see” in your own words. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Break down long sentences into smaller parts and put those into your own words. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Make it simple, but keep all of the original ideas there! </li></ul>

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