Guest post written by Third Grade Student.
When I and a couple of students went to Mrs. Kurdziel’s class, we learned how to paraphrase. We were reading “The Tale of Androcles” and there was a question that asked to paraphrase the text. Paraphrasing means to put text in your own words. Today, I found text evidence for an essay on stars (the ones in the sky). Later on, my class will paraphrase the text evidence. We paraphrase because it is illegal to put writing that someone else (not you) wrote. The text evidence is in a red box and the paraphrased writing is in a green box. This helps us organize our thinking! Paraphrasing is really important.