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How to Stop Student Plagiarism Before It Starts. A MiddleWeb Blog I do not enjoy being the plagiarism police with my middle school students.

How to Stop Student Plagiarism Before It Starts

For me, detecting plagiarism (and determining consequences) takes more energy than proactively planning assignments that don’t lend themselves to copying. Here are some steps I take to prevent plagiarism before it begins. These may not make the assignment “plagiarism proof,” but they will certainly make copying more difficult. ► Discuss the idea of plagiarism on a personal level. Have a conversation with students about how annoying it is when someone copies them on a superficial level such as hairstyle, clothing, catchphrases, etc. Then, take the discussion to a deeper level and discuss how pupils would feel if someone stole the product of their hard labor such as a research paper, art project, essay, or a story they wrote.

. ► Explicitly teach the skills of paraphrasing and summarizing. Primary Sources, the Library of Congress and English Learners. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges Siempre imaginé que el Paraíso sería algún tipo de biblioteca. – Jorge Luis Borges When I received the invitation to apply to the Library of Congress Summer Institute, I must admit that I was a little intimidated by the proposition.

Primary Sources, the Library of Congress and English Learners

In my mind, the Library of Congress was a place for university graduate students, lawyers, judges, and others interested in extensive, scholarly research. How could time-strapped teachers utilize such a massive collection of information? I didn’t have to worry. Primary Resources: FAQs How do you define primary resources? The Library of Congress defines primary sources as the raw materials of history – original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. Write About - Features. Essay Structure Lesson For ELL. 15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts. Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category “The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” ~ Vladimir Nabakov One of my favorite activities with my students was having them keep daily journals.

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts

Each day, they knew the routine. Grab their journals, grab a pillow, sit where they want and spend 5 minutes responding to the prompt on the board. Nowadays, technology provides us more engaging ways to encourage writing. Vary the types of writing students do! Challenge: Try one of these resources for writing prompts. Theysay.pdf. “Write About” May Be The Education Site Of The Year. Write About is a new site co-founded by educator John Spencer (his name may be familiar with readers since I’ve previously shared his work many times here).

“Write About” May Be The Education Site Of The Year

His co-founder is Brad Wilson. And they’ve created what might be the Education Site of 2014. Write About provides many (and I mean many) images with writing prompts. Students can write their response and do an audio recording of it. Teachers can create virtual classrooms and provide individual written feedback to student writing. There’s a lot more, too. Plus, you can’t beat the cost (or non-cost): Teachers can sign up and participate in the Write About community for free. Teaching Tip For Jumpstarting Student Discussions And Writing. Error Correction 1. Therefore the aim of this article is not to be prescriptive, but to highlight some key areas.

Error Correction 1

Teaching Nonfiction Writing to Beginning English Learners. It is essential that English learners (ELs) are taught to write from the time they first learn English.

Teaching Nonfiction Writing to Beginning English Learners

I have always been convinced that English learners write more comprehensively if they begin with nonfiction reading and writing and their writing is scaffolded. The emphasis of the Common Core Standards for nonfiction reading and writing supports this view. Constructive Peer Editing: Free Handout Included! Essay writing is such a powerful, necessary skill for students and such a arduous and draining requirement for teachers.

Constructive Peer Editing: Free Handout Included!

The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher. We often forget to celebrating students' writing.

The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino English Teacher

Sometimes, after drafts and revisions, struggles and even tears, we move on to the next big writing assignment because we're afraid of falling behind. Or a celebration implies food and drink and (let's be honest) this adds up for a typical high-school teacher who has about 150 students. Feedly. Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Learning to Write Like a Reader: Teaching Students How to Edit and Do Peer-Review.

Peer review is an important an beneficial step in the writing process if done effectively.

Teaching Learning/Learning Teaching: Learning to Write Like a Reader: Teaching Students How to Edit and Do Peer-Review

STUDENT OPINION - The Learning Network Blog. Photo Do you spend money easily?

STUDENT OPINION - The Learning Network Blog

Do you always want new clothes, music or gadgets? Student Opinion Questions as E.L.L. Writing Prompts. Photo This week we’ll be publishing three more great Reader Ideas, and hoping you’ll write in with your own. Below, a lesson plan from a language immersion program that has prepared over 2,000 students — speaking 45 different languages — for success in college.

Read how Steve Weisblatt’s E.L.L.’s express themselves in writing, then post a comment to tell us how you get your students writing. Teacher: Steve Weisblatt Institution and Grade Level: CUNY Language Immersion Program, City University of New York, York College, Jamaica, Queens, New York; first-time college students who are also English Language Learners. Idea: The Learning Network’s Student Opinion questions serve as prompts for student writing that becomes preparation for a test of their English proficiency at the end of the one-year, non-credit program. What Mr. The Context The Process. 10 Steps to Writing an Essay. Step 1: Research Assuming you've been given a topic, or have narrowed it sufficiently down, your first task is to research this topic. You will not be able to write intelligently about a topic you know nothing about. To discover worthwhile insights, you'll have to do some patient reading.

Read light sources, then thorough When you conduct research, move from light to thorough resources to make sure you're moving in the right direction. エッセイの書き方~文章の構成法|イーオン・オンライン英会話.