Give your students practice in writing citations correctly for 11 types of resources! Updated for the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook, there are 72 task cards for resources often used when writing a bibliography for school assignments as well as less common resources that students might also use. The types of resources are: books (fiction and non-fiction books with one author, fiction and non-fiction books with two authors), websites, movies, print and online magazine articles, broadcast TV episodes, YouTube videos, plays, songs, podcasts, and tweets.
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Each of the 72 task cards includes all the information your students need to write a citation in MLA format correctly. The details are listed out of order on the task cards so students can learn the proper sequence for writing citations.
Two 8.5" x 11" reference posters that show the required format for all the different resources in this product are included. They can be used to present the information to your students prior to using the task cards, as a guide to aid students when they are using the task cards, and/or as a reference in their writing journals or writing centers.
You can have students use all the task cards or choose only some of the resources for your students to work on. Students can work individually, in small groups, or as a whole class with these task cards. An answer sheet is provided, or your students can use their notebooks or paper you supply, or they can type their answers on a computer or tablet.
Every task card displays a symbol to indicate what type of resource it is, for easy identification by you and your students. One page in this product explains what the symbols mean. That page also includes a glossary of terms that may not be familiar to all students, which will be especially helpful to English Language Learners. Students can correct their work themselves with the provided answer key pages or you can do it if you prefer.
Both color and black-and-white versions of the task cards, reference posters, student answer sheet, and answer key pages are included in this product for maximum flexibility. In the color version, task cards for each type of resource all have the same colored border.
A list of the ELA Common Core standards this product addresses is provided for your convenience if you work in a Common Core state.
What educators who have used this resource say:
♥ "We used these cards in my class today to really drill MLA citation style. The kids were very engaged, and it was so great for them to see a variety of sources other than the typical book, encyclopedia, etc. Thanks so much!" -- Awesome English.
♥ "Great example for my students who are uncertain about the process." -- Cynthia G.
The information for the citations comes from actual print, electronic, and performance media. The works represent a wide variety of topics and a diverse group of authors was selected to appeal to all middle school students. With these task cards, teaching your students how to correctly write citations is fun!
What you get in this product:
★ A table of contents for quick reference (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher
section with explanatory information (2 pages)
★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards this product addresses (1 page)
★ 2 8.5" x 11" reference posters displaying the correct citation formats for each type of resource in this product, in color and black-and-white versions (2 pages each for a total of 4 pages)
★ A page that identifies the symbols used on the task cards, along with a glossary of key terms used, in color and black-and-white versions (1 page each for a total of 2 pages)
★ 72 task cards, 4 per page: 12 for books with one author, 12 for books with 2 authors, 8 for movies, 8 for websites, 8 for magazines, 4 for TV episodes, 4 for plays, 4 for songs, 4 for podcasts, 4 for tweets; in color and black-and-white versions (18 pages in color and 18 pages in black-and-white for a total of 36 pages)
★ Answer keys, in color and black-and-white versions (8 pages in color and 8 pages in black-and-white for a total of 16 pages)
★ A student answer sheet, in color and black-and-white versions (1 page each for a total of 2 pages)
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