Plagiarism Lesson Plan, grade 4
Grade Level: 4
Prepared by: Ms. Carroll
Overview and Purpose:
To help students understand plagiarism and show them how to be responsible researchers.
- Standard 4: Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
- Learn to correctly site a source
- Taking effective notes, by keeping track of the important information that will be needed for citing a source.
- Learn how and when to use quotation marks and ellipses when using direct quotes.
- How to correctly paraphrase
- When taking notes, make sure summaries are not just series of passages copied from the
- How to use signal phrases to distinguish between your ideas and those from
- How to make a bibliography and use in text citation
- Make sure that you haven't quoted so much of a source that it exceeds the fair use
- Plagairism Worksheet (19) adapted from: "Copyright Lesson Plan by Laura Kaemming http://www.cyberbee.com/copyrpln.pdf, page 7"
- Writing untensil (19)
- Computer or books (19+)
- "When Marion Copied" by
Berg, Brook and Nathan Alberg
- "Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More." by
- Read "When Marion Copied" out loud and then discuss
- Show examples of correctly cited information, and ones that are not
correctly cited and then explain what the differences are and why it is
- Show them how to use citation books such as, "Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More."
- Pass out Plagairism Survey Worksheet
- Give them about 5 minutes to complete worksheet
everyone is finished ask students to volunteer some of their answers
from the WS and their answers to the question, "Why is copyright law
- After discussion have them finish a quick quiz, that has four or five incorrectly cited sources that they need to fix.
Each person needs to grab a book or get onto one of the
provided computers and look up information about, "The Origin of Earth
Day" and write a one page paper about what you found. Make sure you
are following all of the necessary rules and regulations and also make
sure you have a bibliography!
Berg, Brook and Nathan Alberg. When Marion Copied
. Ft. Atkinson: Upstart Books, 2006."Copyright Lesson Plan
by Laura Kaemming http://www.cyberbee.com/copyrpln.pdf, page 7"
Lipson, Charles. Cite Right
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.