Organize Information Collected from Sources

Organize Information Collected from Sources

Organize Information Collected from Sources Jan 15, 2018 | [Writing] Utilizing information from sources is a common expectation across the K-12 spectrum. And while many teachers spend ample time teaching students to identify and cite credible sources, organizing the...
Paraphrase Author Ideas

Paraphrase Author Ideas

Paraphrase Author Ideas Aug 20, 2017 | [Writing] FAQ: How can I help students to paraphrase without plagiarizing? ANSWER: The secret to writing an original paraphrase lies in reading comprehension. We have to make sure that students truly understand the content before...
Define What Makes a Source "Relevant"

Define What Makes a Source "Relevant"

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Prepare for Research Papers

Prepare for Research Papers

For intermediate and secondary teachers, second semester curriculum often includes the “research paper unit.” With this comes the usual woes of teaching students how to organize note cards, paraphrase, and draft a strong thesis statement. Here are a couple...