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    Default Grade 1 homework question

    So Ds has to research an animal with the help of an adult at home and answer 4 questions. We are allowed to use the computer.
    Today while helping at school I've noticed some students have handed in work with the information cut and pasted straight from the Internet for answers. I'm just wondering how the parents can think this is ok and what the teacher mignt do/say?

    For my sons work, we found the information and either I dictated it to him (while he typed very slowly) or I typed while he dictated what I summarised on paper.

    I'm just wondering if others (and primary teachers) had experienced the same.
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    I'm not a teacher and probably completely wrong -

    While I would not encourage it, I wouldn't frown upon it at that age. As long as all 4 answers are correct and it shows that they have actually researched/read about it, I don't think there would be that much expectation of a 6-7 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    how the parents can think this is ok
    They are in Grade 1.

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    what the teacher mignt do/say?
    Nothing, in my experience.

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    Ok fair enough. I just didn't think that cutting and pasting straight from the Internet would be ok seeing that it's not allowed in highschool.

    Hopefully they are taught to summaries the information into their own words (even one sentence!) as they progress through primary school.
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    I'm sure they will be taught, but I'd imagine the purpose of grade 1 assignments would be very simplistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    They are in Grade 1

    I don't get this statement? How is it helpful? I had no idea that copying and pasting from the Internet was ok in grade 1. Thanks for letting me know with sarcasm, so typical of bubhub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    I'm sure they will be taught, but I'd imagine the purpose of grade 1 assignments would be very simplistic.
    Yes I guess.
    Well, my sons 2-3 sentence answers will be very brief in comparison to the chunks of cut and paste. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    I don't get this statement? How is it helpful? I had no idea that copying and pasting from the Internet was ok in grade 1. Thanks for letting me know with sarcasm, so typical of bubhub.
    I wasn't being sarcastic. I was answering your question from the viewpoint of a Grade 1 parent- "they are in Grade 1". I hear it all the time.

    I was holding a wriggly 6 month old and couldn't embellish, but thanks for the judgemental response "so typical of bubhub".

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    I'm a teacher. Obviously, we can always tell a cut and paste job (or when parents have done projects). I don't really say much - what can you say? - but your DS will hopefully get a lot more out of it than the other kiddies. Kudos for doing it properly. I wish more parents did this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    I don't get this statement? How is it helpful? I had no idea that copying and pasting from the Internet was ok in grade 1. Thanks for letting me know with sarcasm, so typical of bubhub.
    Bit harsh?


 

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