: Understanding the paraphrasing of a short vignette.
: Student will understand the term “paraphrasing”.
: Chalkboard, journals, pens
: The teacher will introduce the term “paraphrasing,” which will be written on the board. The class is to copy the definition from the board.
: Paraphrasing means turning someone else’s words into your own words without changing the meaning of what you have read.
: In the list below you are given some details of the “wild-boy’s” description. Copy each phrase into your journal leaving space as I have on the board, then put your paraphrasing under the letters a,b,c, and so on. Remember to use your own words.
a. his eyes were unsteady and expressionless
b. his eyes could not distinguish many objects
c. his hearing was insensitive to the loudest sounds
d. he was indifferent to sweet smells and bad odors
e. he chewed like a rodent
f. he was incapable of attention
g. he has an obstinate habit of smelling everything