Avoiding Plagiarism Teacher Resources
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What do George Harrison, Vanilla Ice, and Steven Ambrose all have in common? The Warner Brothers’ films Batman Forever and The Devil’s Advocate? All are guilty of plagiarism. And if you are considering a research project and want to impress on your writers the importance of citing sources, then this resource is a must.
8th - 12th 21st Century Skills 58 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Whose Is It, Anyway?
Launch a discussion about plagiarism, the consequences of plagiarism, and how giving credit is a sign of respect for the work of others. Start out by defining plagiarism and sharing your school's official policy. Class members can then be introduced to the Modern Language Association (MLA) format for citing resources.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 35 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Focus: Writing a Brief Research Paper
If you are planning on working on a research paper in your class, take a look at this resource first. Starting off with information about plagiarism, the series of activities briefly described here should give your pupils a general idea of how to write a research paper.
9th - 10th Language Arts 151 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Punishable Perils of Plagiarism
For the purposes of this video, plagiarism is a criminal offense pursued by the Department of Plagiarism Investigation. Each type of plagiarism is given a catchy name, a creative description, and is demonstrated with a cartoon animation. Although the D.
4 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 46 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Writing History: From Students to Scholars
An Online NewsHour article about scholarly ethics launches this study of plagiarism. Since historians are supposed to bring original ideas and perspectives to their publications, they must give credit to the ideas of others. After a discussion of historians such as Ambrose and Goodwin, class members use this perspective to create a self-made guide on plagiarism.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Plagiarism: Avoiding Accidental Internet Plagiarism
Demonstrate how to cite information from Internet sources without plagiarizing. If your class is working on an Internet research paper, and you have observed learners cutting and pasting directly from the Internet, the activities and methods involved here should help your class understand how to properly cite and paraphrase research.
9th - 12th Language Arts 37 Views 88 Downloads
Research Writing: An Introduction for 4th Grade
Writing a research paper has never been so easy! From choosing a topic to publishing the final draft, this presentation covers all the steps in between. Show this to your class in a single lesson, or cover it a few slides at a time as you walk the them through the research process.
4th - 6th Language Arts 29 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources
Give credit where credit is due. And avoid the dire consequences of presenting someone else's ideas as your own! The focus of this short video is on when to cite information and how to avoid unintentional plagiarism.
5 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The War of the Words
“Who’s This Guy Dylan Who’s Borrowing Lines From Henry Timrod?” The basic question in this lesson plan from the New York Time’s Learning Network is whether artists and authors who use the words of others are stealing from that artist or honoring him/her.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 60 Downloads
How Much Have You Understood? (Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism)
This 12-page handout is designed as a self-check activity. After reading two source texts, learners are presented with five samples based on the texts. For each sample, they must decide if the text is plagiarized and, if so, what is wrong and how can it be corrected.
9th - 12th Language Arts 44 Views 255 Downloads
A Way With Words
After reading the New York Times article, “Novelist Says She Read Copied Books Several Times,” class members are divided into groups to explore (in a fishbowl discussion) the different perspectives in the plagiarism case described in the article.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 29 Downloads
What is Plagiarism?
What is plagiarism? Middle schoolers create a class definition of plagiarism and examine the importance of crediting people for their ideas. They review official school policy on plagiarism and study the consequences of presenting the work of others as their own.
5th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 128 Downloads
Demonstrate the importance of evaluating and citing sources. Pupils can complete the suggested assignment provided here, or one of your choosing, while focusing on checking that the resources are credible and citing those sources properly. The resource also includes a quiz of terms related to research such as plagiarism, bias, citation, and integrate.
9th - 10th Language Arts 23 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Plagiarism--Worksheet 1
Understanding plagiarism is the goal of this worksheet. After reading the two definitions of plagiarism listed on the sheet, class members decide whether the eight listed scenarios constitute plagiarism. Their responses are used to launch a class discussion of this topic.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 81 Downloads
Plagiarism is a difficult concept for many youngsters to grasp. Help them along by presenting this PowerPoint. Complete with a sample scenario, a formal definition, and multiple examples, this is an effective way to keep your class from committing plagiarism.
8th Language Arts 13 Views 16 Downloads
A fresh take to teaching what plagiarism is! There are four scenarios described here, and your learners must decide which ones contain plagiarism and which ones do not. Use the activity to introduce the concept and get your class thinking critically.
5th - 10th Language Arts 11 Views 99 Downloads
Cite Your Sites!
The New York Times article “Lessons in Internet Plagiarism,” launches a look at how the Internet has increased the prevalence of plagiarism. The richly detailed lesson plan includes warm-up and wrap-up activities, discussion questions, research links, possible projects, as well as evaluation and extension activities.
6th - 11th Language Arts 18 Views 258 Downloads
The Original's Sins
Are history textbooks plagiarized? The New York Times article, “Schoolbooks Are Given F’s in Originality,” looks at this question and forms the basis for a lesson on textbooks and plagiarism. The very detailed plan includes resource links, discussion questions, activities and writing prompts.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
What do you need to cite, and how can you avoid plagiarizing? This presentation is aimed at beginning writers, and it details some of the ways people plagiarize (even accidentally) and what sort of information needs to be cited. The best part of this resource is that for each example of accidental plagiarism presented, there's a slide addressing how to cite that information correctly!
7th - 9th Language Arts 36 Views 120 Downloads