Paraphrasing

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Sixth Grade
Library Skills
6.3.5
Understands the concept of plagiarism and
the importance of paraphrasing.
Paraphrasing
• You can use the words someone
said or wrote if you rewrite
them in your own words. This
is called paraphrasing.
Quote
• To quote means to repeat words
that a person or character said or
wrote. It’s usually okay to quote
someone, as long as you place the
words in quotation marks and give
credit by writing the person’s
name at the end of the quote.
Common Knowledge
• Common knowledge is
information that you know or
can be found in lots of places.
They include dates, names,
places, and scientific or
historical facts.
Read the following statements.
Select whether they are:
- Paraphrasing
- Quote
- Common Knowledge
#1
The grass is green in
the summer.
a. Paraphrasing
b. Quote
c. Common Knowledge
#2
Humpty Dumpty was injured when
he tumbled off the wall. Sadly, he
could not be repaired.
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#3
In the movie Bambi, Thumper said
“If you can't say something nice...
don't say nothing at all”
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#4
Fireflies can be found on
summer nights.
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#5
Jack and Jill climbed a ridge.
Unfortunately, they had an
accident, got hurt, and spilled their
water from the well.
a. Paraphrasing
b. Quote
c. Common Knowledge
#6
Three kittens did not take very good
care of their mittens. They lost
them, got them dirty, cleaned them
and then wanted to have pie.
a. Paraphrasing
b. Quote
c. Common Knowledge
#7
The wolf in the Three Little Pigs
frightened the pigs when he said
“I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll
blow your house down.”
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#8
The cat in the hat liked to have fun. He
told the children that “I know it is wet
and the sun is not sunny, but we can
have lots of good fun that is funny.”
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#9
Many dinosaur fossils
have been found in
the United States.
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#10
When the sky darkens with
clouds and it gets windy,
rain may be on the way.
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#11
When the fairy godmother was
getting Cinderella ready for the ball
she would say “Fol-de-rol and
fiddle dee dee” These magic words
helped her to get ready for the ball.
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#12
Mary had a small lamb who
would not stay home while she
was in school. Her teacher did
not seem to mind that it came to
school with Mary.
a. Paraphrasing
b. Quote
c. Common Knowledge
#13
Kittens often purr when
they are happy.
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#14
There was a mouse who ran up and
down a clock. He became
frightened and squeaked when the
clock struck loudly for each hour.
a.Paraphrasing
b.Quote
c.Common Knowledge
#15
The gingerbread man thought he
was funny as he ran away
yelling “ You can't catch me,
I'm the Gingerbread Man !”
a. Paraphrasing
b. Quote
c. Common Knowledge
Good Job!
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