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Plagiarism and Citing Sources

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Primary author- LaToya Gay

Speakers- Lane, Justin, Kathryn, Xiquille


Banks Middle School

Pike County School System


This podcast discusses plagiarism and can be used as an introduction before teaching a research project or informational writing. A student skit is used to illustrate plagiarism in a way that students can relate to. Items discussed are the forms of plagiarism, consequences of plagiarism, and how to avoid plagiarism. It also discusses how to make a parenthetical citation to avoid plagiarism in writing. 

Length: 03:46

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Copyright Laws and What They Mean To You - Don't Get Branded With the "P" of Plagiarism!

Content Areas: English/Language Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[ELA2015] (12) 26: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation. [W.11-12.8]

National/Other Standards:

NCTE/ IRA Standard

# 8 Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.


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