It’s Wednesday, November 16, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)
Here is a compilation of websites that help students understand plagiarism, paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting.
KidsHealth: What Is Plagiarism
At this website designed for elementary grade students, you’ll find a clear and concise definition of plagiarism. Students can use the helpful hints in this article to be sure they have placed quotation marks properly and accurately referenced any sources used in their written work.
Purdue OWL: Overview of Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
This site provides clear definitions of paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting along with an example. Although it was designed with college level students in mind, it can be used by any student that is capable of writing research papers and reports.
Homeschooled Kids And Plagiarism
At this website you’ll find a terrific article by a homeschool mom, Susan Richman, about her experiences with students and plagiarism (especially when it comes to writing biographies). She explains how she helped her own children and other homeschool students understand plagiarism, and provides some creative ways to write reports that help students avoid plagiarism.