Whose Is It, Anyway? (3-5)
Students learn that although the Internet makes it very easy, copying the work of others and presenting it as one’s own is called plagiarism. They also learn about circumstances in which it is permissible to use the work of others. Students are first introduced to the feeling of having someone pretend to have written work they created. Then they judge whether or not different situations involving students and schoolwork are acceptable. Students are introduced to proper ways to cite people’s words and ideas from the Internet, including how to write a citation.
Students will be able to ...
- define plagiarism and describe its consequences.
- explain how giving credit is a sign of respect for people’s work.
- articulate when it is acceptable to use people’s work, and how to write a citation.
Alignment with Standards
Common Core State Standards:
Grade 3: RI.1, RI.3. RI.4, RI.10, RF.4a, W.4, W.6, W.8, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.3, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6
Grade 4: RL.10, RI.1, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, RF.4a, W.2d, W.4, W.6, W.7, W.9b, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.4, SL.5, L.3a, L.6
Grade 5: RL.10, RI.1, RI.3, RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, RF.4a, W.2d, W.4, W.6, W.7, W.9b, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.6