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These resources can lead to some interesting discussions about the nature of plagiarism, especially the internet-fueled "cut-and-paste" variety. Students will be given examples of inappropriate paraphrasing, collaboratively practice paraphrasing, and then work independently on paraphrasing.


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  • Information & Media Literacy > Media Ethics
  • Language Arts > General

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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-12-26.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This excellent resource includes two PPT presentations and a packet of tutorials about plagiarism. As an introduction to a discussion about plagiarism, the first PPT introduces, defines, models and practices appropriate and inappropriate paraphrasing. The resources are complete and thorough; they offer guided practice and independent work for the learner. The final packet includes a resource for the students to keep in their binders; a self-assessment rating system to see how the students rank regarding paraphrasing, using a bibliography and the internet; and an acknowledgement for the parent to sign.
Stephanie Mechmann
September 7, 2009
Great lesson. Thanks for sharing. Using this with my Sophomore Honors English class.
Sarah Lorntson
September 26, 2008
Thanks for sharing this, Christine! I will definitely use this in my high school English classes.

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