SIM Virtual Professional Learning: Canvas Course

The Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Strategy

The Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Strategy helps older students acquire the fundamental skills they need to be able to identify and paraphrase main ideas and details. Lesson topics include paraphrasing words, phrases, and sentences; identifying details, topics, and main ideas; creating summaries; and more. These skills are foundational to being able to paraphrase and summarize information and are required when students write answers to questions or write reports in school.

Register Anytime and Complete the Course at your own pace. 

Course Price: $150 (*plus guidebooks) (Free for Montana Educators courtesy the Education Promise Foundation)

Participants will receive the following materials as part of their registration: Access to the Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Strategy Professional Development Course on Canvas, access to digital teacher resources, and two one-hour follow-up coaching sessions.

  • *Note: You will need to purchase the Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Strategy guidebooks (student and teacher) separately through the publisher, Edge Enterprises, Inc.  Education Promise Foundation will provide the guidebook for Montana Educators.

Registration Step One: Fill out the Online Registration Form

Registration Step Two: Payment

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds issued for this course.

An accessible version of the documents on this site will be made available upon request. Please contact the KU CRL Professional Development Research Institute, at to request the document be made available in an accessible format.