Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
In this lesson, students conduct a brief review on frequency and wavelengh. Students are then assigned a specific region of the Eectromagnetic Spectrum to research in small groups. Posters representing their assigned region are created following specific guidelines. Posters will include frequency, wavelength, energy level and appplications of their assigned radiation. Students will then display their posters during a class gallery walk with guiding questions. This allows students to compare the research they conducted with that of fellow classmates.
This text resource from Cornell University includes brief information on the what, why, how, and when of documenting sources in a research paper. The resource provides information on what plagiarism is, when and how to document sources, the difference between primary and secondary sources, and definitions of the following words: documentation, citation, and reference. The resource also provides a quiz to identify whether the writing sample in each exercise uses sources properly.
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Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12