Weary of students who slap quoted material into their essays without any framing or support? Fix this common mistake made by young writers with these interactive lesson materials.
Begin with a “pre-test”/skill assessment of students’ knowledge regarding M.L.A. citation formatting and concrete detail/quote framing. (1-page PDF)
Then, work through the answers to the skill assessment pre-test with a dynamic lecture (30 slides in both PDF and Powerpoint format) that uses compelling examples and modern design to hold students’ interest. (Let's be honest – lecturing about writing can be dull. However, leading an interactive lecture/discussion of students’ answers to their prior knowledge worksheet is a far more engaging approach.)
Finally, give students a reference sheet/handout (1-page PDF) to keep in their binders. This sheet will serve as a handy guide when they start writing their next essay body paragraphs.
Want more lessons to help your students become strong writers? Click HERE to view my entire catalog of writing lessons.
Need a lesson more specifically focused on M.L.A. formatting and building a Works Cited page? Click HERE for my Mastering M.L.A. lecture and handout
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