Define paraphrasing and summarizing and explain the importance of writers using these skills in research writing. Students will be introduced to the acronym PARA (Put it in your own words. Avoid copying directly what was read or said. Rearrange similar text in a way that makes sense. Ask yourself if you've included all the important parts.)
Next, students will talk about where they would like to go on vacation. Partner A will answer the prompt, and Partner B will summarize and paraphrase Partner A's answer in 2 sentences. Then, they will switch roles.
Students will then read two passages and use the acronym PARA to paraphrase the important information in 2-3 sentences.