Lesson Plan

Giving Credit

How to avoid plagiarism and cite sources
Amy G.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Grades 3, 4, 5

Students will be able to...

understand that when doing research, they need to keep track of where they learned the info and properly credit the source. They will learn about avoding plagiarism.

English Language Learning
Social Studies
Grades 5
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Student Notes

1 Hook

Watch a Brainpop video on the importance of citing sources and how to site 4 different types of sources.

Student Instructions

Watch the video as a class.

2 Guided Practice

Activity: Exploring

Using a library book, students find the information they would need to cite the book.

Student Instructions

Team up in pairs. Select a book. Find the author, title, city, publisher, and copyright year. Write a bibliography entry using this information.