With the April 2016 release of the MLA 8th Edition Handbook, the Modern Language Association has changed 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 53-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, which features modern eye-catching design and pop culture examples. Have students complete the guided notesheet as you work through the materials together. An answer key for reference and easy grading is included.
After the lecture (which features examples from Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, and Stephen King), give students copies of the MLA Citation Maker, a fill-in-the-blank template that will assist them in keeping track of their own research materials.
Finally, share concrete examples of both the MLA front page submission format and a completed works cited page, both of which include helpful tips to serve as excellent models when students start building their own pages.
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This download includes 53 Prezi slides and five pages of PDF content.
Due to the “zoom” animations, this zip file is large. The download will take a few minutes, so please be patient. When you get the folder, open it and launch the “Prezi.” Just ignore the other items; they’re needed to run the show. Your computer will ask if you want to “open” the web-created file. No worries; there’s no virus, so just open and enjoy. For full-screen viewing, be sure to click on the small icon in the lower right-hand corner (just like on YouTube).
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