A quick and easy reminder of how to write in-text and works cited citations. This editable handout covers the basics in a simplified way. It is not meant as a replacement for using a handbook, but an easy-to-copy resource students can keep in their notebooks or folders.
UPDATED to include the 2016 MLA 8th edition changes and added two pages of helpful citation record sheets for students from my MLA Works Cited Sources for Students resource.
This handout simplifies the hardest part for students: documenting their sources.
Common Core State Standards: The CCSS require students to cite sources. This will be a helpful aid! I require MLA documentation, so the focus of this handout is solely MLA. It breaks down the parenthetical (in-text) citations and works cited process using three examples: one from a book, one from a periodical, and one from an internet source. It is in clear, easy to follow steps, with a visual example of each step.
It's EDITABLE, so you can customize it with your own examples and students' names.
This is meant to use after you've instructed students how to write citations. You can START with this resource:
MLA In-Text Citations and Formatting Practice and Interactive Flip Book.
It helps you instruct them on how to use signal phrases, paraphrase, and use parenthetical citations. After they have practiced the skills and are ready to type, you can give them this cheat sheet as a reminder of what they've learned.
Created by Tracee Orman
Mrs. Orman's Classroom