Summarizing and Paraphrasing Activities for Google Slides


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Teach your students how to paraphrasesummarize, and take notes with this paperless resource. Students will work directly in Google Slides or Microsoft OneDrive to complete the activities. This a fun, interactive way to help teach these skills to your students and provide them with practice so they can begin to master them.

What is included:

⇒ Teacher directions – includes the access links and instructions on how to use this in your library or classroom
⇒ Instructions for using this resource with Microsoft OneDrive
⇒ Google Slide files

8 slides that can be used as anchor charts or an introduction/review of the concepts. They can also be printed off to use as posters.

• Paraphrasing definition
• Summarizing definition
• How to paraphrase
• How to summarize fiction text (SWBST)
• How to summarize nonfiction or informational text
• Differences between paraphrasing and summarizing
• 2 note-taking posters (note-taking tips and the difference between Wow!
notes and Blah! notes)

6 activity slides (4 with movable pieces)

  • In Other Words – paraphrasing practice. Students will match the sentence that correctly paraphrases each of the famous proverbs/quotes.
  • Paraphrasing Practice – students will paraphrase 3 different passages
  • Summarizing Practice – students will summarize 3 different passages
  • Sum It Up – students will read 3 short passages. They will choose the question that each passage answers and move it underneath the passage. Then they will summarize the passage.
  • Wow, or Blah Notes – students will move 10 notes and decide if it is a wow or blah note. A Wow note is written in phrases and paraphrases the topic. A blah not is in complete sentences, copied directly from the text, or is off-topic.
  • Note-taking practice: students will sort 9 different notes under the correct heading the note is about.

The content is almost identical to my print Summarizing and Paraphrasing Activity pack, just in a digital version.

This is not an editable resource.



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