After a discussion on plagiarism and instructions not to do it, I set the girls to their science assignment: to write about the climate in Missouri. With encyclopedia in hand, the girls got to work.
Eden’s report, in part, reads, “In July, average temperatures range from about 80* in the shoe heel section…”
Liberty’s reads, “In the puddle boot heel section…”
Oh my. Plagiarism, no. But we’re going to have to work on what is a technical term and what isn’t, I’m thinking.