This resource pairs a published article from Junior Scholastic Magazine titled, “Cheating on Trial” with a set of six questions designed to engage students in the topic of academic honesty. The article and questions can be used as whole-class primer on academic honesty at the beginning of the year, an introduction to a larger class discussion or debate, or with individual students on a case-by-case basis when reflection is needed after an incident of cheating is suspected.
The questions are scaffolded to begin with basic comprehension (the who, what, where, and when of the article). Later prompts ask literal, then inferential questions, and the resource ends with a longer—3/4 of a page—space for students to give advice to the child accused of cheating in the article.
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