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Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing

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Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Maria Kardick

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Prove It!: A Citation Scavenger Hunt

Students are challenged to find citations that support details about the characters, plot, or themes from a text.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Digitally Telling the Story of Greek Figures

Learn about Greek gods, heroes, and creatures through digital storytelling produced by students who have learned research techniques.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

K-W-L Creator

This tool allows students to create an online K-W-L chart. Saving capability makes it easy for them to start the chart before reading and then return to it to reflect on what they learned.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 10

The Statute of Anne, an influential copyright law, went into effect in 1710.

Student groups do web research, compile their information, and make a booklet on copyright rules for the class to use as a reference.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

K-W-L Chart

This K-W-L Chart, which tracks what a student knows (K), wants to know (W), and has learned (L) about a topic, can be used before, during, and after research projects.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

K-W-L-S Chart

This printable extends the familiar K-W-L’s means of organizing students’ prior knowledge, formulating inquiry questions, and recording new learning by adding space for questions for further inquiry.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education

This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning

This book helps educators unlock Internet and digital media resources to classrooms while respecting the rights of copyright holders.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Preventing Plagiarism: Tips and Techniques

DeSena offers a practical guide on how high school and college teachers can structure assignments and guide students so that students don't plagiarize.

 

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