With the release of the MLA 9th Edition Handbook, the Modern Language Association updated and refined the rules for proper citations. Are you teaching the correct, most up-to-date version of in-text citations and works cited page formatting? With this 47-slide MLA overview lecture and package of helpful student handouts, your students will know exactly how to approach their citations for your class, standardized testing, and future college courses.Begin with the Prezi-based lecture (also downloa
Teach your students to write solid argument essays step-by-step with my Argument Writing unit. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grades 6-12.
Newly updated to include EDITABLE handouts and rubrics in Google Drive (using Google Slides).
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES MEGA BUNDLE and is also included in my Argument Essay Writing Bundle + Editable Presentation and Handouts.
Students won't struggle writing an argument with my graphic organiz
Enjoy this MASSIVE bundle of beautifully designed materials that will take your class through Harper Lee’s classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Everything you’ll need is here; just add a class set of To Kill a Mockingbird novels, a classroom with internet access, and you’re good to go.This HUGE bundle includes:• A day-by-day calendar to follow with helpful details and nightly homework assignments (read this file first when you open the bundle)• Suggested procedure for how to address th
Research paper complete unit.
Research papers made easy! This complete unit has everything you need to teach writing a research paper from start to finish.
Includes NEW MLA 8th edition citation guidelines.
For the APA version of this unit, click here:
Research Papers Complete Unit - APA Style
Everything here is classroom-tested with hundreds of students who have successfully written a research paper. There are 65 pages of teacher notes, handouts, worksheets, activities and examples, all
This classroom-tested unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing an argumentative (or persuasive) essay. The first few days are structured, whole-class lessons. After that, the class moves into a series of writer’s workshop days as students complete mini-lessons and work on developing their own essays.__________________________________________________________________________WHAT'S INSIDE_________________________________________________
Teach your students how to cite their sources! Newly updated to include MLA 9th edition. This has also been updated for distance learning! Everything is included in an easy-to-use Google Slides document that can be shared digitally with students on a platform such as Google Classroom.MLA style and format for citations includes teaching instructions, practice exercises, interactive notebook flipbook, and many examples. The citations are those your students use the most. I wrote guidelines and exa
This research writing unit and portfolio has everything you need to teach the research process in an organized and engaging way! Your students will strengthen their reading, writing, and researching skills throughout the research project.This comprehensive portfolio will help your students master the research writing process in 6 steps-- indicated by organized tabs (topic selection, research, annotated bibliography, research outline, the writing process, and reflection).This resource was updated
Looking for a fresh approach to pull your students into The Tragedy of Julius Caesar? William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of political intrigue will thrill your students when you use this MASSIVE bundle of high-interest lessons. This package includes FIVE WEEKS OF COMPLETE LESSON MATERIALS designed to challenge and entertain students in grades nine through twelve.This HUGE bundle includes:• A day-by-day calendar to follow with helpful details and nightly homework assignments (read this file firs
FULLY UPDATED IN FEBRUARY 2021. The update now reflects APA 7 and MLA 8 styles, remote teaching tips have been added to the Teacher's Manual, citation guidelines are now included for YouTube videos, and there are no longer separate slideshows for Mac and Windows—just one that works on either platform. Lots of other small improvements throughout all the lessons! ___________________________________________________________________________Most teachers have had to deal with plagiarism in some form o
A quick and easy reminder of how to write in-text and works cited citations. This editable handout covers the basics in a simplified way. It is not meant as a replacement for using a handbook, but an easy-to-copy resource students can keep in their notebooks or folders.UPDATED to include the 2021 MLA 9th edition changes.This handout simplifies the hardest part for students: documenting their sources.Common Core State Standards: The CCSS require students to cite sources. This will be a helpful ai
Throughout my teaching career, I have developed a step-by-step guide for writing a literary analysis essay that is practical and easy to follow for both teachers and students. In this book, I have compiled 20 mini-lessons that take students through the entire writing process, step-by-step, from reading samples, to brainstorming, to drafting, to editing and revising, and to reflecting. In fact, these lessons are built so that they are reproducible for teachers. You can simply take each mini-less
Plagiarism...what a "downer" topic! For years, I dreaded teaching it because students thought I was the Wicked Witch who was out to get them for every missing quotation mark in their essays (or at least that's how I felt as I taught them about the rules of citing sources). In an effort to make writing in general more fun and accessible to students, I came up with fun, engaging, non-intimidating ways to approach plagiarism lessons. Teachers can convey the importance of plagiarism without putting
These stunning⭐101 DIGITAL GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS⚡are essential THINKING TOOLS for the DIGITAL CLASSROOM of 2022 covering ALL CURRICULUM AREAS that will prove their worth every day.A GROWING COLLECTION of over 100 EDITABLE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS makes it the largest of its kind on TpT, and now includes a printable PDF version as well.It is perfect for DISTANCE LEARNING on all platforms, so your students can confidently WORK INDEPENDENTLY, or you can EDIT these and share them with your classroom. It come
This Research Paper Writing Unit Bundle includes five and resources to help make teaching resource paper writing a breeze. This research writing unit includes lessons on paraphrasing, quoting, summarizing, 9th edition MLA format and citations, research paper writing, and academic vocabulary. This Research Paper Writing Unit Bundle includes everything you will need to help your students master research writing.The main research paper writing unit includes:An engaging and editable, 72-slide PowerP
Argument Writing Presentation - Completely EDITABLE
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE and is also in my Argument Essay Writing Bundle + Editable Presentation and Handouts bundle.
This argument writing presentation is a companion to my Common Core Argumentative Writing Unit.
Use the 80+ step-by-step slides to guide your students in the writing process. The presentation is in Powerpoint (.pptx) format, so you can edit and customize the text to your l
Do your students struggle to choose, lead into, cite, and analyze evidence? Need them to give more detail in their answers or explain data, direct quotes, and facts in writing? Use this booklet and quiz set to give them a crash course on analysis before your next assessment!
These TWO instructional mini-booklets, plus all the subsequent follow-up, are great whether students are learning analysis for the first time or you're doing review/ differentiation with older students:
Booklet #1: What is
Persuasive Essay Complete Unit. This complete unit for teaching persuasive essays has everything you need from pre-writing techniques to group work, ethos, pathos, and logos lesson and activities, to worksheets and grading rubrics. Whether you are teaching a simple opinion persuasive essay or an essay that requires outside sources, you'll find what you need here. Classroom-tested and student approved! I've also included a bonus section on MLA formatting and avoiding plagiarism that you will find
Lizzie Borden was tried and ultimately acquitted for the MURDER of her PARENTS in the 1890s. The trial was controversial. How could a WOMAN possibly hack her parents to death and why? How could this have happened while she was HOME if she didn't do it? In this nonfiction unit, students will read articles about the case and then decide for themselves if they think Lizzie Borden is INNOCENT or GUILTY. If your students like this nonfiction unit, be sure to check out the Bespoke ELA activity on
Plagiarism is a big issue in the classroom. This packet has everything you need to help students understand when to credit sources. The handout explains clearly what plagiarism is and gives examples of how and when to use quotations and paraphrase. After completing the accompanying worksheet, students will understand intentional and unintentional plagiarism. A two-page quiz demonstrates understanding.
**UPDATED*** now includes quiz and both MLA and APA formats
I use this with my first-year col
Common Core Writing Portfolio Criteria and Score Sheets for Grades 6-12 (Aligned with the PARCC requirements for writing) - Now Editable!
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
Keep track of required student writing samples throughout the year or have students use the portfolio criteria cover page to keep track of their own writing samples. Includes class score sheets by quarter (for quarterly assessment requirements, as recommended by the PARCC website
Common Core ELA Standards Checklists Bundle for High School, Grades 9-12
This bundle combines both the Grades 11-12 and Grades 9-10 Common Core State Standards Checklists for English Language Arts.
This IS included in my Common Core Bundle for Grades 9-12
You get 120+ pages featuring all of the English Language Arts Common Core Standards in an easy-to-read and record format. All five strands (reading literature, reading informational, writing, language, and speaking and listening) with every
Students can ALWAYS use more practice when it comes to citing and embedding direct quotes in our research papers. Enter this practice bundle. With these three activities: 8 stations (including task cards, a scramble, a sort, and online self-assessment/practice quizzes) your students will be well on their way to understanding how to embed direct quotes, how to punctuate direct quotes, and how to use quotations formally.This practice bundle is intended to follow your direct instruction to introduc
Synthesis Essay Writing Unit with 4 Argument Essays. Engage your students with this student choice synthesis essay unit that includes a choice of eight different engaging topics for students to write about. This unit includes four different argument essays. Teachers can either have students select their own topic, or teachers can use the essays in this resource as eight different argument essay assignments. Essay topicsSchool UniformsSchool Start TimesCell Phones in SchoolVoting AgeEach essay co
Teach your students how to avoid plagiarism! This lesson gives students practice understanding what it is and how to use parenthetical citations using the 9th edition MLA format. Additionally, students will practice selecting quotes, summarizing information, and using both quoted and summarized materials in original paragraphs. Students will have the opportunity to use ellipsis and brackets when selecting quotes to use in a piece of writing. In order for students to understand why they must c