The Paraphrasing Strategy
The Paraphrasing Strategy is designed to help students focus on the most important information in a passage and to improve students' recall of main ideas and specific facts. Students read short passages of materials, identify the main idea and details, and rephrase the content in their own words.
In research studies, students showed average gains of 35 percentage points in reading comprehension of grade-level materials after mastering the strategy.
Author(s): Jean B. Schumaker, Pegi H. Denton, and Donald D. Deshler
Publication Info: University of Kansas, 1984