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Student Materials — - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work

Student Materials — - Best Practices for Ensuring Originality in Written Work

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Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt Examples: I would be plagiarizing if I were to write an essay about the walrus and said: The walrus' other characteristic features are equally useful. As their favorite meals, particularly shellfish, are found near the dark ocean floor, walruses use their extremely sensitive whiskers, called mustacial vibrissae, as detection devices.

Plagiarism In The Classroom: Teaching Students About Plagiarism For avoiding plagiarism lesson plans … ReadWriteThink provides teachers with a lesson plan for instructing students on the definition of plagiarism, the importance of citing sources, acceptable methods for paraphrasing and more. Literacy Matters has an article for teachers on developing the online research skills of students. In the paraphrasing section toward the bottom, readers will find links to six sites with teacher-specific information on teaching plagiarism avoidance.

Library Media / Elementary Citation Guide Elementary Citation Guidelines Students need to give credit for the resources they have used, even in elementary school. Here are some guidelines for elementary school students. There is a Citation Maker available on the NC WiseOwl website. Students type in the information, and the site generates a citation that can be copied and pasted into a Works Cited page. It is available at:

Tools for Teaching Cyber Ethics Everyone knows someone who has commited a cyber crime. Perhaps you downloaded a song you shouldn't have or maybe somebody else's research was a little more helpful than it should have been. Students are no different and the temptation to commit cyber crimes exists in every school. Are our schools filled with budding cyber criminals unaware of the consequences of their online activities?

Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More