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Preventing Plagiarism: Three Proactive Paraphrasing Lessons
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research paper that startles you. The sentence structure and vocabulary exceed middle school norms. You raise your eyebrows, shake your head, and take a deep breath. How many times did you say, "Don't copy word for word." As middle school educators, we're used...
Cheating and Plagiarizing
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below grade level, and knows that if he whines about how unfair school is, his dad will cave in and do most of the work for him. Jacqueline knows how to do the math, but she doesn't think she should have to prove it to the teacher repeatedly via tonight's...
Easy 10-Minute Review Strategies
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students engaged and check for understanding of the ideas and concepts presented. Eric Jensen, a leader in brain-based learning, claims that it is imperative to review new information every 10 minutes, again within 48 hours, and once again in seven days to help...
Art: The Magic Molecule
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Plagiarism is both easier to commit due to the tremendous amount of content "out there," but also ridiculously easy to catch with a simple Google search. As an English teacher, I've found that if my assignment can be easily plagiarized, it probably isn't that...
Skimming and Scanning for Understanding
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students sometimes reach the end of a difficult reading passage with no recollection or understanding of what they have read. Even highly proficient readers may find themselves struggling with long and intricate textbook chapters and research articles. You can...
The Ups and Downs
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I'm paraphrasing) We thought this was the most telling question and felt we were very deep for understanding why the roller coaster was preferable. Now, years later, we've come to realize how cute and naive we were to believe that it is ever a choice. Last month...
Get Your Students Moving
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students sometime during your lesson or class time, they will move you in ways you wish you could forget. Providing students an opportunity to move is critical to your survival, as well as to helping your students stay engaged throughout your lesson. Brain...
Tag It—"Graffiti" in the Classroom
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all students—and especially marginalized students who are reluctant to speak up in class. Making Meaning AMLE talks with author Samina Hadi-Tabassum about Graffiti in the Classroom Kathy Short's research emphasizes the use of visual literacy for meaning...
Authentic Assessment Challenges and Empowers Students
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students develop lifelong learning competencies such as effective decision making, communication, and cooperation. Authentic assessment challenges students with tasks that have real-life relevance and meaning while empowering them to take control of their own...
Stop, Write, and Discuss
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students to understand complex concepts, read dense primary source documents, and critically consider various perspectives. As a social studies and English language arts teacher, I have found that integrating writing and discussion literacy strategies into...
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