Subject: Writing-Bibliographies
1. Topic-
Bibliographies for State Reports
2. Content-
Plagiarism, paraphrasing, and crediting resources.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be able to cite sources.
2.Students will be aware of plagiarism.
3.Students will be able to make a complete bibliography.
4. Objectives-
1.Students will discuss plagiarism.
2.Students will practice paraphrasing.
3.Students will credit sources used in research.
5. Materials and Aids-
Chart paper, books, newspapers, magazines, atlas', laptops with Internet access.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Plagiarism. Who stole my idea?

B. Development-

1.How, when and why to paraphrase.
2.Give credit when credit is due.
3.Examples of books, magazines, atlas', and the Internet.

C. Practice-

The teacher will guide the students in using the "General Guide to Formatting a Bibliography" by choosing a state that is not being used by a student and cite 3 separate resources while the students are writing them in their journal on a chart to be displayed for a visual reference.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Each student will find or use at least 3 resources for his/her state.
2.Each student will follow the "General Guide to Formatting a Bibliography" to list their sources in a rough draft form.
3.Students will enter their citations on the computer for a bibliography page for their state report.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Graphic organizer chart will be used and displayed for visual reference.
2.The "General Guide to Formatting a Bibliography" will be provided.
3.Small group instruction will be used by the student teacher with basic examples for those who are having trouble.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Pre-assessment will be on their rough draft.
2.Peer review. Students will partner up and see if they can find the sources of their partners.

G. Closure-

Students will fully understand why citing sources is important and necessary to protect original ideas.
7. Evaluation-
Final assessment will be on their bibliography that will be included with their state report.


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