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List of Resources for Middle Graders on How to Avoid Plagiarism in the 21st Century

A curated set of resources on the ethical use of information that is appropriate for middle grade learners

Gaming Against Plagiarism

Some games that are made to help teach students about plagiarism.

The Meaning and Prevention of Plagiarism

Plagiarism means presenting the words, phrases, ideas or of any borrowed language or ideas that you present in your own work. Quotation marks, followed by documentation, should be used to indicate the exact words of others.

Students' Guide to Preventing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Students' Guide to Preventing and Avoiding Plagiarism Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines Plagiarism using another's words and ideas and passing them on as your own. Words, ideas, or knowledge are considered the Intellectual Property of the original author. U.S. Copyright Law protects the author.

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Resources for Detecting and Preventing Plagiarism
  1. The first thing I do when I want to check a student's work for plagiarism is to do a quick search on Google. If you notice that a student has strung together some phrases that you don't think they've written, put the suspected phrase inside quotation marks and search.
What Is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a form of cheating because it's stealing another person's ideas.
Use headphones and click the sound icon and the information will be read to you. Be sure to read along with it. Listen to all 3 pages.

Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt

What is plagiarism? What the video and then follow the directions for the scavenger hunt.