Tired of students claiming that they "didn't know" they couldn't use an online translator in your foreign language classroom? Want to educate them on the inappropriateness of "swapping out" a couple of words in a sentence and calling it their own? This handout uses quotes from the dictionary to clearly and succinctly explain why these and other forms of plagiarizing are inappropriate and why it should matter to our students. It also asks the student and their parent/guardian to sign that they have read and understood the definition of plagiarism as it relates to the foreign language classroom. A great handout no matter what language you teach and well worth the purchase price the first time you have to call home about a student who has plagiarized in your class!
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This handout is also part of my excellent first day of school packet which includes: a letter home with classroom rules, grading policy, discipline policy, supplies, and more; an easy to fill out textbook condition form; an appointment form to keep you and the students on track and document if they need extra help or to serve a detention; and a list of useful classroom phrases and commands (in Spanish but easily customizable to your language). These forms and handouts are classroom tested and have worked well for me! They also represent HOURS of work that you won't have to put in! All forms are in Microsoft Word 2003 and easily edited to suit your needs!