This is a compilation of handouts that I created for a high school research unit, though portions of it may be useful to middle school students as well. The pages included are:
-Citation Q and A--This includes basic information for those students who know nothing about citing.
-Good Use of Research vs. Plagiarism chart
-Citing Sources in Your Essay--a brief guide outlining the requirements for text citations and Works Cited pages
-Did You Just Cross Your Fingers--a quick practice (or quiz) on what needs to be cited and how to do it.
-Parenthetical Citations--an in-depth guide to how and when it is necessary to do this.
-Works Cited Page--what students need to know early on about where they are headed with this.
--Formatting Papers MLA Style--step-by-step instructions for how to format a formal essay