Different Types of Plagiarism - Avoiding Plagiarism Lessons and Activities

Rated 5 out of 5, based on 4 reviews
4 Ratings
Mondays Made Easy
Grade Levels
7th - 10th
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Google Apps™
25 Pages, 2 Google Slides® Files
Share this resource
Mondays Made Easy
Includes Google Apps™
The Teacher-Author indicated this resource includes assets from Google Workspace (e.g. docs, slides, etc.).
Also included in
  1. This bundle of lessons and activities will support your students in avoiding plagiarism in their writing.  Explore different types of plagiarism and develop a classroom plagiarism policy using these informational handouts, worksheets, and activities!  Suitable for online learning and Google Classroo
    Save $1.00


Avoiding plagiarism begins with teaching students about the different types of plagiarism. This lesson explores five types of plagiarism and includes worksheets, handouts, task cards, and digital activities for Google Classroom®

Included with this Types of Plagiarism Lesson:

✏️  Types of Plagiarism Task Cards - Print

✏️  Types of Plagiarism Worksheets for Task Card Activity - Digital & Print

✏️  Different Types of Plagiarism Informational Handout

✏️  Different Types of Plagiarism Graphic Organizer - Digital & Print

✏️  Detailed Answer Key

✏️ Teacher Instructions for using this resource

How to use these Types of Plagiarism Activities:

This lesson will help students gain an understanding of the different types of plagiarism to promote avoiding plagiarism in their writing. Explore the following types of plagiarism with your students:

  • Direct Plagiarism
  • Patchwork Plagiarism
  • Self-Plagiarism
  • Ghost Writing / Ghost Editing
  • Echo Plagiarism

You can begin this mini-lesson with an inquiry-based activity using the Types of Plagiarism Plagiarism Task Cards. There are six task cards, each with a set of questions on the back. Cut these task cards out and place them at separate stations around the room. You can divide students into six groups and have each group explore a separate task card; alternatively, you can have each student rotate around the room and answer the questions on the Plagiarism Task Card Worksheets for each respective station.

After exploring the task cards independently, students can read the Different Types of Plagiarism Handout. This handout explains that plagiarism can be both accidental or intentional and that certain consequences may be implemented in both circumstances. It also discusses how plagiarism exists in both academic and professional spheres. Finally, It defines each type of plagiarism so that students have these definitions for future reference.

Students can then work on the Different Types of Plagiarism Graphic Organizer. This activity explores nine scenarios involving plagiarism.  These scenarios are common instances of plagiarism that you've likely experienced in your classroom.  Students must label the type of plagiarism and explain the reasoning behind their choice.  

To consolidate this activity, a comprehensive answer key has been included.

⭒ For classrooms utilizing Google Classroom® ⭒

To access the digital version of these worksheets, simply follow the instructions within the resource to copy the files directly to your Google Drive®.

✨ Kindly note that due to copyright restrictions, this resource is not editable.  This is a common practice within the TPT marketplace in order to protect the clip artists and software providers that have authorized their intellectual property for the development of this resource.

This resource is also featured in Mondays Made Easy’s Avoiding Plagiarism Bundle.

You might also be interested in Mondays Made Easy's Expository Writing Resources.


Customer Tip!

Want FREE CREDIT to go towards purchases?  Make sure to offer feedback for your downloads! Follow these instructions below:

  1. Go to your "My Purchases" page to find a "Provide Feedback" button next to each download.
  2. Follow this link to offer a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you use to lower the cost of your future purchases!
  3. Your feedback is important to me as it helps me to continually improve my products and ensure they are meeting your needs!

Follow me! Be the first to know about product launches, sales, discounts, and free giveaways:





The Blog

For questions, collaborations, or other concerns:
✉ Contact me: hello@mondaysmadeeasy.com

Access my Free Resource Library!


Mondays Made Easy is committed to the continual improvement of resources to meet the current needs of teachers. This product was last updated on September 29, 2021.

Total Pages
25 Pages, 2 Google Slides® Files
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
Report this resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers


Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up