Writing for the GED® and other HSE tests -- Paraphrasing
Hello colleagues, How are learners doing with the writing portion of the GED® -- and other HSE tests-- you've been teaching?
Being able to paraphrase in writing is an important skill that is relevant for writing on HSE tests, as well as when transitioning to post-secondary. How do you approach teaching paraphrasing?
I want to recommend a wonderful resource from our colleagues in Adult/Community Education Minnesota, "Gear-Up Writing Webinar: Paraphrasing Evidence," which is included in the LINCS collection. Not only can you view a helpful webinar on teaching paraphrasing at the Gear-Up site, but you can also download the resources featured in the webinar, including lesson plans and links to materials. These one-page non fiction texts at various reading levels and the accompanying materials for teaching paraphrasing seem especially useful.
I sure wish I had found these resources last spring when I was teaching an advanced academic reading and writing course.
Thanks for telling us about your success and challenges with teaching writing for the HSE.
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, Teaching & Leaning CoP