The kids worked in groups to discuss the scenarios in the "Okay or No Way?" lesson.
Responses - NO WAY: It's cheating; He is copying someone else's paper; He is copying someone else's hard work
Scenario #2: Manny has to write a paragraph about water resources for science. He finds a paragraph on a website that is just right. Manny copies it in his own handwriting. OK or No Way?
Responses - NO WAY: He is copying a web site and gave no credit; He doesn't have permission from the person who put it up, and he is not putting effort into it; That is plagiarism, and plagiarism is illegal; It is called copying and you get credit for someone else's writing
Scenario #3: Samantha copies a webpage into her book report and adds her own first sentence. OK or No Way?
Responses - NO WAY: Even though she adds her first sentence, there is still plagiarized content in the writing piece; She copied someone else's work and did not change any words; The page that she copied is still the same
Scenario #4: Ming spends a lot of time searching the Web. She finds a great drawing on a site. She prints it for the cover of her social studies report and gives credit to the illustrator in her report. OK or No Way?
Responses - OK: She gave credit to the actual illustrator; She said that she didn't do the illustration; She is copying but she gives credit to the person who made it