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Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Fall Workshop Series
The Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing is designed to teach the fundamental skills students need to be able to identify and paraphrase main ideas and details. Fundamentals contains lessons on paraphrasing words, phrases, and sentences, as well as lessons on identifying main ideas and details in paragraphs and short essays. The Word Mapping Strategyinvolves breaking words into their morphemic parts (prefix, suffix, root); attaching meaning to each word part; making a prediction about the meaning of the unknown word based upon the meaning of each part; and checking the dictionary for the definition. The mnemonic MAPS helps students learn and remember the names of the steps.
Instructor: Kathy Boyle-Gast, Communication Sciences & Special Education, SIM® Professional Developer