Plagiarism is Stealing!

Stop, thief! Do your pupils understand the consequences of plagiarism? Lesson three of six in a series of college and career readiness activities demonstrates the dangers of taking credit for someone else's work. Learners engage in research about plagiarism, then successfully paraphrase a current events article using proper formatting techniques.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite participants to share plagiarism stories and discuss the outcomes
  • Show an example of plagiarism in current events
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should use APA or MLA formatting when citing source information for the activity
Pros
  • Individuals gain experience in APA or MLA citation
  • The lesson includes excellent modifications and extensions
  • Activities illustrate the short- and long-term consequences of cheating and plagiarism
Cons
  • None