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 2016 M
Teach your students how to cite their sources! Newly updated to include MLA 8th edition (7th edition is also included).
MLA style and format for citations includes teaching instructions, practice exercises, interactive notebook flip book, and many examples. The citations are those your students use
Research Paper - MLA format
Research paper complete unit from start to finish!
**REVISED TO THE 8TH EDITION MLA.
The research paper is my least favorite unit to teach. It is cumbersome, multifaceted, and exhausting because students have such a difficult time grasping the concepts at first. There
CELL PHONES IN CLASS: This real life research project kills two birds with one stone: students will practice their research skills while working with you to decide on the rules for electronic devices in your classroom. It's a great activity and in my experience, the students are much more likely to c
Help students understand the proper way to format the first page of their essays according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) guidelines with this attractive reference sheet/handout that includes a detailed model and helpful tips.
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Do your students need to learn the latest MLA style (8th edition)? This handy foldable flip book (NO cutting involved) is an excellent tool for your students to use while researching and citing sources.
It goes over the core elements in the new MLA format and then gives plenty of examples for numer
I love William Shakespeare. I love the language, the time-period he lived in, and the timeless themes that his plays have. I tend to teach a lot of Shakespeare. I like to do the Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt in my school’s library but you can do it in the computer lab as well. It’s just a basic series o
Price $6.00 This film tells a great story about Blackbeard on Ocracoke Island and will your capture attention. Historic Ocracoke Island and the Last Stand of Blackbeard is ideal for students with a 4th to 5th grade reading level (and with a good reading fluency) in the study of colonial history. This
Teach plagiarism in fun, interactive ways! Includes:
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Use this worksheet to help students plan a thesis statement for a research paper. The thesis worksheet guides students to use three main points and meld them together in one sentence for a thesis statement.
Effective scaffolding for students with writing accommodations and modifications or first-
Writing a research paper is demanding and difficult for student. Perhaps the most difficult aspect is the collection of information to use in the paper. In this 27 slide PowerPoint the notecard system for research is explained and detailed through example SOURCE cards and INFORMATION cards. By the
**THIS TEST HAS BEEN UPDATED TO COMPORT WITH THE 8TH EDITION OF THE MLA HANDBOOK**
This test covers MLA Formatting for:
1. Setting Up a Basic Document
2. Parenthetical/ In-Text Citations
3. Integrating Quotes
4. Paraphrasing Effectively
5. Works Cited Citations
The test is multiple choice, but it
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The students will try and solve the mystery of who fired the first shots at Lexington by looking at Primary sources, finding the main idea of the documents, making judgements and then writing up a detective report to explain what they discovered.
This lesson/research project allows students to analyze the food and its symbolism in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
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The Socratic Seminar: Guidelines, How to Prepare, Grading Scale
Generic enough for you to use as many times as you wish. As the teacher, you create the question, that's it! The Socratic Seminar is challenging. Appropriate for college prep, honors, and advanced placement students.
Research paper unit from start to finish using APA!
Research is my least favorite unit to teach. It is cumbersome, multifaceted, and exhausting because students have such a difficult time grasping the concepts at first. Therefore, I constructed this unit for those of us who need an easier, more comp
Roller Coaster Physics Activity
Students will be building a conceptual coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters. Before they begin, they will define the vocabulary of roller coaster physics.
This ready-to-use, guided activity can be used for a unit on Roller Co
Prepare your students for research writing!
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Students are often expected to know how to organize a research paper but have never been shown how
Are you looking for a research project to do with your English or Science students? This is a great cross-curricular activity that the students find much more meaningful than the traditional research project.
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Inquiry projects are the way to go if you want your students to
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Individualize instruction. Each of the activities in this 32-page package will analyze the writer's works and life in this amazing period in American literary experience: The Harlem Renaissance. In addition, there are figurative language activities that utilize the writers' poems. Those writers inclu
This is a mega unit on the Civil War. This unit will bring literature, film, research, writing, perspective, and understanding all together for an incredible learning experience for your students. The literature piece involves reading Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen. This download includes a book stu
This page works as a prewriting organizer for argumentative or opinion writing in upper elementary through high school writing classes. Students will plan their writing using this document by stating their topic or guiding question, giving an opinion, supporting the opinion or argument with relevant
This assignment can be used before starting any Shakespearean play. I divide the class into five groups and either take them to the library or use the computer lab. Each group has a different topic to research and present to the class. The topics are:
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This is a comprehensive grammar reference sheet that describes all nine types of pronouns in the English language. For each category, I have included a list of relevant pronouns along with a sample sentence to show usage. This reference sheet is a handy tool for middle- and high-school students, te
This four-page, three-part article provides tips and strategies to make the most of your reader's theater or classroom play activities. "Why Use Drama?" reveals some of the research about how the reader's theater model builds fluency and comprehension. Use it to defend against all the text-book push
Students research an inventor and his or her invention. Generic worksheets include: biographical information about the inventor, questions about how the invention works, its purpose and level of user difficulty, A chart to record the effect the invention has on society, industry, the world, manufactu
Media Literacy is a topic that is becoming more and more popular. It is time to mainstream it into the ELA curriculum.
This product is a research project description with a list of possible topics. It may be used as a stand along assignment or would work well as past of a research or media literacy
Tired of your students cheating? It's rampant, isn't it? This 50-slide Plagiarism PowerPoint game will challenge your students on the questions of:
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* "When do I Cite Sources?"
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Use this worksheet to help students plan the conclusion paragraph for a research paper.
The worksheet guides students to summarize their thesis statement, recap their main points, and leave the reader with a point to ponder or call to action. There is a checklist of things to consider, an example
Genius hour is based on Google's 20% in which you give students the freedom to learn about any topic they are interested in.
This document helps students pick a topic, select an inquiry question, and decide on a final project.
Also included are pages in which students hold themselves accountable
Are you looking for a simple bibliographical format for your middle-grade students and beyond. Well, here is one which your students shouldn't have too much difficulty following. It only includes the formats for the following entries: one author and two author books, CD-Roms and DVD's, encycopedias
Genetic Disorder Research Project Packet. Includes assignment, rubric, research planning page, sections to write down research. Very comprehensive. Lists students options of diseases to research. Makes it easy on the teacher!
I created this cheat sheet after seeing my students' bibliography pages. They left out the required punctuation, publication dates, and page numbers! I printed this cheat sheet on colored paper, laminated it, and handed it to them along with their original bibliography page. I allowed them to redo
This comprehensive guide was created for middle and high school teachers who are interested in incorporating reading strategy instruction into their content areas. The guide includes seventeen classroom ready lesson plans, including six strategies that should be used before reading, seven strategies
Looking for some example papers to use for teaching solid writing strategies for success on state writing tests? Need prompts and stimuli that are ready to go? This narrative writing lesson would be perfect for Halloween!
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Have your students complete the American Literature Scrapbook Project. The project is a combination of MLA format, writing, and researching. Students will focus on different eras of American Literature and develop a scrapbook. A fun, challenging project for students!!!
Robots? What Robots? PowerPoint Assignment
Students research a famous robot or robotic device of their choice, and create a PowerPoint with specific information about their robotic device. This is a good introduction to a unit on robotics, or it can be a culminating activity. It also aligns wit
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Before watching the movie, students complete the handout titled "Entrepreneurs," which explains a one-page quick write that students are to write regarding their chosen entrepreneur.
THESE EXERCISES HAVE BEEN UPDATED TO COMPORT WITH THE 8TH EDITION OF THE MLA HANDBOOK!
These exercises give students practice creating works cited citations for a variety of sources. The students are given information about each source, and they are asked to put the information in the proper works c
This rubric is helpful when grading research papers. Assesses development, organization, word choice, grammar, in-text citations, works cited page and format. Includes explanation of criteria and a space to write comments.
This Research Paper Rough Draft Rubric provides both teachers and students a simple assessment to determine what areas of the rough draft need improvement in order to produce a quality final draft. Created in Word, this document can be easily altered to accommodate your specific needs and to emphasi
A direct checklist for students to use in revising rough draft research papers in order to put them in final draft status. Handy for peer revision as well as student self-checking, this form is adaptable in order to emphasize the problems your current students are experiencing. This revision remind
Overview: This updated 32-page packet includes everything your students need to write a literary analysis research paper that will prepare them for college. In fact, many of my students choose to keep this packet to take with them for future reference. Students read and take notes on any classic a
This 83 page download contains 80 graphic organizers and was designed to be used for all grades:
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This 52 page slide show tells the story of Hurricane Katrina using before and after photos taken by the Brown family in the days, weeks, months, and years following the storm. The setting is Bayou L
This beautiful collection of Power Point slides was designed for those teachers who teach current events. 235 custom designed slides that are text editable. All of the most current event worthy countries of the world are included. Each country has seven slides - (introduction, culture, economy, hi