Plagiarism Fair Use Copyright

Nothing makes junior high and high school teachers more frustrated that plagiarism. Instruct young writers about copyright laws and the correct ways to paragraph information without copying the exact words. A set of secondary-level lessons guides your class through the steps needed for researching and citing appropriate sources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the lesson before an upcoming research project
  • Use the instruction before plagiarism becomes a disciplinary problem in your class
  • Hand out the list of links for future reference, or laminate the list to display in a computer lab
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource provides links for related materials and online tools, but not for the supplemental worksheets; activities that are available are attached 
Pros

  • Guides learners through the proper steps for documentation with links to online resources
  • Activities are differentiated into skill levels (beginner and intermediate)
Cons

  • The unit's main page and worksheets are no longer available