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Are you looking to teach your students the fundamentals of expository essay writing and MLA formatting? Then this is the perfect resource for you and your students!
This resource is an expository essay written on the topic of "Constructing an Expository Essay using MLA Formatting." In other words, it allows you teach teach students the basics of expository essay writing and the requirements of MLA Formatting WHILE also providing them with an exemplar text and model!
The following topics are addressed in the essay:
**MLA heading and header
**font type and size
**types of paragraphs (introduction, body, conclusion)
**purpose of MLA Formatting
**citing sources and parenthetical citations
**Works Cited Page
**direct quotes vs. paraphrasing
**the importance of evaluating sources for reliability and credibility
You can use this resources several ways in your classroom:
**Introduce expository writing and MLA Formatting by having students read and annotate the essay.
**Have students deconstruct the essay to identify its essential parts and formatting. Then, through Inquiry ask students to determine what the guidelines of expository writing are, as well as the requirements for MLA formatting.
**Use it as a template for students as they craft their own essays.
**As reference material for students to use independently.
This resource is saved as a Word Document so you can modify its contents to fit the specific needs of your individual classroom!