Clarify the Role of Wikipedia

Clarify the Role of Wikipedia

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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...
Piece Together Informative Introductions

Piece Together Informative Introductions

Piece Together Informative Introductions April 18, 2017 | [Writing] When writing an informative introduction, students could include many different pieces in that first paragraph. Rather than giving students a recipe, teach them optional ingredients to build into...