Learning Station 2: Reading Practices and Paraphrasing
Reading techniques are always important, but they are especially important when reading the archaic language in Shakespeare. In this Learning Station, we will be reviewing our reading techniques. One way of knowing if you have successfully understood a passage is if you can put the passage in your own words while still describing the main idea. Work through the steps below to complete the Learning Station activities.
The purpose of this Learning Station is to practice and review key skills that are important to reading Shakespeare, but these skills can also be transferred to other critical reading. By the ending of this Learning Station, you will be able to: - identify the different reading techniques for understanding difficult texts. - identify a reading strategy that has helped you to understand a reading passage in the past. - identify a reading strategy that you would like to use the future. - define paraphrasing - determine a weak example of paraphrasing from a strong example of paraphrasing.
Step 1: Reading Strategies
Reading strategies are important for any person that wishes to read any text. All people use reading strategies, but some readings strategies work better for some than they do for others. Read the document below to learn more about reading strategies.
Part of being a successful reader is determining which reading strategies are needed and which strategies you do not need to use. All people have strengths and weaknesses when it comes to reading; the important part is to identify your reading style. For this activity, you will be identifying which reading strategies have worked for you in the past. Post which strategy has worked best for you by following the directions below.
Click on the button below which will lead you to the strategy board. Double click anywhere on the board to leave your response. Be sure to leave your name on your post.
Part of becoming a good reader is to try new strategies that help to strengthen reading weakness. Take a minute to browse the different strategies that your peers have used to help them with their reading. Choose a new strategy that you have not tried before that you believe will help you with a reading weakness that you have. Click on the button below and complete the form. The form will prompt you to sign into your ptsdwebapps account. Hit submit when you are finished.
View the following examples of paraphrasing. Find someone else near you with which to collaborate to determine which example is the weak example and which example is the strong example of paraphrasing.