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Sixth Grade Language Arts WebQuest

  1. 1. Whose is it? A Web Quest for 6th Grade Language Arts Designed by: Giselle CamachoTitle Intro. Task Process 1 Process 2 Evaluation Conclusion Crime Scene Teacher Pages
  2. 2. Introduction There has been reports of ideas being stolen. Form the looks of it, it seems we have a serial idea thief in our hands. To make things right, it is your job as a lead investigator, to track down the original owner of these ideas and give them the credit they respectfully deserve. As for our serial idea thief, we are going to teach him a lesson, through example by correcting his mistakes.Title Intro. Task Process 1 Process 2 Evaluation Conclusion Crime Scene Teacher Pages
  3. 3. Task Start by investigating the crime scenes. Gathering as much information possible, collecting the stolen ideas, as well as clues that might lead to the original creator. Now it is your time to research whose idea was it, where did the idea come from, and when was it originally created. Also you must research how to give proper credit to these ideas, to make things right.Title Intro. Task Process 1 Process 2 Evaluation Conclusion Crime Scene Teacher Pages
  4. 4. Process 1) Investigate the following crime scenes. a) Crime Scene One b) Crime Scene Two c) Crime Scene Three d) Crime Scene Four e) Crime Scene Five 2) Gathering as much information possible from the crime scene, i.e. Clues can be: title, content, leading ideas to where it might be from, the idea that you think was stolen. 3) Research how to give proper credit. In both MLA and APA style. This will help you find clues on what to look for, when finding whose idea is it. Here are some useful websites: • ttp://www.copyrightkids.org/ • http://21cif.com/tutorials/micro/mm/plagiarism/ • http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/ 01/ • http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/ 01/ … Cont. Process Next Page • http://citationmachine.net/Title Intro. Task Process 1 Process 2 Evaluation Conclusion Crime Scene Teacher Pages
  5. 5. Cont. … Process 4) Now it is your time to research whose idea is it, where did the idea come from, and when was it originally created. Here are some search engines to use. • http://www.google.com/ • http://www.bing.com/ • http://www.quotesandpoem.com/ • http://www.litquotes.com/ 5) Write a paper describing what is plagiarism, copyrights, and its consequences. (One paragraph for each) 6) Write a reference paper with examples of works cited and in-text citations in MLA and APA styles of the following categories: • Books • Internet Resources • Journal Articles • Periodicals 7) Write a report with each crime scene (copy and paste) followed by the solved crime (how you properly gave credit to the original owner of the idea).Title Intro. Task Process 1 Process 2 Evaluation Conclusion Crime Scene Teacher Pages
  6. 6. Evaluation - Rubric Category 3 points 2 points 1 points Score Research Described all 3 Described two Described one (Describing definitions correctly, definitions correctly, definition correctly, in plagiarism…etc.) in one complete in one complete one complete paragraph. paragraph. paragraph. Reference Gave correct Gave correct Gave correct examples of all four examples of only examples of only two Sheet categories, in both three categories, in categories, in both MLA & APA style. both MLA & APA style. MLA & APA style. Solved Crime All 5 crime scenes Only 4 -3 crime Only 2 -1 crime were solved correctly scenes were solved scenes were solved Scene by giving proper correctly by giving correctly by giving credit/citation, in both proper credit/citation, proper credit/citation, MLA and APA style. in both MLA and APA in both MLA and APA style. style. Grammar & Excellent grammar Adequate grammar Poor grammar and and spelling skills. and spelling skills. spelling skills. With Spelling With two to no errors. With five to three more than six errors. errors.Title Intro. Task Process 1 Process 2 Evaluation Conclusion Crime Scene Teacher Pages
  7. 7. Conclusion Congratulations! Lead Detective. You have once again demonstrated that you are the best detective out there. You have solved the crime, and thought that serial idea thief a lesson in giving proper credit to ideas.Title Intro. Task Process 1 Process 2 Evaluation Conclusion Crime Scene Teacher Pages
  8. 8. Teachers Pages• Introduction: The students will learn about copyrights and avoiding plagiarism.• Learners: This lesson is directed for my 6th grade language arts class. Yet can be used from a range of 6 – 8 grades. Additionally those learners will need to have basic computer skills, and know how to use the Internet.• Standards: LA.1112.6.2.4 understand the importance of legal and ethical practices, including laws regarding libel, slander, copyright, and plagiarism in the use of mass media and digital sources, know the associated consequences, and comply with the law. LA.A.2.3.5: The student locates, organizes, and interprets written information for a variety of purposes, including classroom research, collaborative decision making, and performing a school or real-world task. LA.A.2.3.6: The student uses a variety of reference materials, including indexes, magazines, newspapers, and journals, and tools, including card catalogs and computer catalogs, to gather information for research topics. LA.A.2.3.8: The student checks the validity and accuracy of information obtained from research, in such ways as differentiating fact and opinion, identifying strong vs. weak arguments, recognizing that personal values influence the conclusions an author draws. LA.B.2.3.4: The student uses electronic technology including databases and software to gather information and communicate new knowledge. LA.D.2.3.7: The student understands that laws exist that govern what can and cannot be done with mass media. Teacher Pages Cont. 1 Cont. 2 Cont. 3 Student Pages
  9. 9. Cont. … Teachers Pages• Process: The process will consist at analyzing plagiarized material as seen in the crime scenes. Use critical thinking skill to notice the clues and analyze them to search for the original author of the plagiarized work. they will need to research how to properly cite sources in both MLA and APA style. Creating their own reference sheet for future use. The students then will apply what they just have learned to give proper credit to the plagiarized material in the crime scenes, therefore solving the crime.• Resources: Will include: Computer access Internet access Available printers• Evaluation/Rubric: See next slide. Teacher Pages Cont. 1 Cont. 2 Cont. 3 Student Pages
  10. 10. Cont. … Teachers Pages• Evaluation/Rubric: See next slide. Category 3 points 2 points 1 points Score Research Described all 3 Described two Described one (Describing definitions correctly, definitions correctly, definition correctly, in plagiarism…etc.) in one complete in one complete one complete paragraph. paragraph. paragraph. Reference Gave correct Gave correct Gave correct examples of all four examples of only examples of only two Sheet categories, in both three categories, in categories, in both MLA & APA style. both MLA & APA MLA & APA style. style. Solved Crime All 5 crime scenes Only 4 -3 crime Only 2 -1 crime were solved correctly scenes were solved scenes were solved Scene by giving proper correctly by giving correctly by giving credit/citation, in proper credit/citation, proper credit/citation, both MLA and APA in both MLA and APA in both MLA and APA style. style. style. Grammar & Excellent grammar Adequate grammar Poor grammar and and spelling skills. and spelling skills. spelling skills. With Spelling With two to no errors. With five to three more than six errors. errors. Teacher Pages Cont. 1 Cont. 2 Cont. 3 Student Pages
  11. 11. Cont. … Teachers Pages• Conclusion: This lesson will teach students about copyright laws and plagiarism. They will demonstrate this by the written assignment they must turn in. This lesson is particularly important for students to know, since it is teaching them the basics needed to write a proper research paper in the future.• Credits: Google.com for images used. Teacher Pages Cont. 1 Cont. 2 Cont. 3 Student Pages

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