Lesson Plan

Citations, Bibliographies, Resources, oh my!

Students will be able to...acknowledge the need to cite sources to avoid plagiarism and to access Citation Machine to produce their own citations page.
Julie H.
Media specialist/librarian
Rocky Branch Elementary School
Bogart, GA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

Students will be able to...acknowledge the need to cite sources to avoid plagiarism and to access Citation Machine to produce their own citations page.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 4 - 5
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Introduction/hook

As students take their seats, show the video.  After viewing, ask students why it is important to protect what has been created by others. Review strategies for avoiding plagiarism by paraphrasing, summarizing, and taking notes.

"Use your own words. Use quotation marks. Cite your resources."

 

Student Instructions

Students will watch the video and respond as to why citations are important.  They will review strategies they have previously learned to avoid plagiarism. 

2 Identify bibliographic information

Activity: Investigating

Project citations page on SMARTboard and have students determine from which each was created. 

Project a mock birth certificate.  Students will assist filling in the information for the teacher's "birth certificate". Explain that creating citations is a fill-in-the-blank process. 

As each type resource is projected, students will interact with the SMARTboard and move elements of the citation to their place in the citation, matching the model given at the top of the screen for that resource. 

Student Instructions

Students determine from which resource each citation was created by identifying elements of each citation. 

Students will assist filling in the information for the teacher's "birth certificate".

Students will interact with the SMARTboard and move elements of the citation to their place in the citation, matching the model given at the top of the screen for that resource. 

3 image usage

Show Creative Commons for Kids video. Demonstrate how to search for images.

Show Google image search and use of tools and usage rights dropdown menu. 

Student Instructions

Students will watch the Creative Commons Kids video. 

Students will use iPads to search for images for use in their informational writing projects using Creative Commons and Google image search.

4 Citation Machine

Demonstrate how to use Citation Machine to create a citations page.

Student Instructions

Students will use various resources to enter information in the Citation Machine site and create a practice citations page.