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Give your students practice in writing citations in MLA format for 11 types of resources! 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. This resource focuses on how to write works-cited citations for bibliographies using the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook and does not address in-text citations.
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Resource at a Glance:
How to write bibliographic citations (not in-text citations) in MLA format correctly for 11 different kinds of resources by putting information on task cards in the correct citation format.
All students who need to learn how to cite references in MLA format for essays and research papers.
* It shows students how to write citations for middle school-appropriate resources.
* Task cards are ready-made and just need to be printed, photocopied, and cut apart to use.
* Answer keys are provided to easily check students’ work.
* Printable and digital versions are included so you can use it when teaching in-person or remotely.
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.
♥ "This is a very complete resource for MLA citation practice. I used the digital format, and students worked independently at their seats; however, this resource would work well for stations or center work. Since there are so many slides, this resource could easily be split up for different days. I highly recommend this resource if you need to give your students practice writing citations." -- Like To Write.
♥ "Great example for my students who are uncertain about the process." -- Cynthia G.
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)
★ Instructions for how to access the Google Drive materials (1 page)
★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards this product helps address (1 page)
★ 2 8.5" x 11" reference posters displaying the 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)
★ Cover (1 slide)
★ Reference slides displaying the correct citation formats for each type of resource in this product (4 slides)
★ A slide that identifies the symbols used on the task cards, along with a glossary of key terms used (1 slide)
★ 72 digital task cards: 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; (72 slides)
★ Template for student answers (1 slide)
★ Answer keys (11 slides)
This product follows the 9th edition of the MLA Handbook. Each task card includes all the information your students need to correctly write a bibliographic citation in MLA format. The details are listed out of order on the task cards so students can learn the proper sequence for writing the citations. There are at least 4 task cards for each type of resource.
Two 8.5" x 11" reference posters show the required MLA citation format for all the different resources this product includes. 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 printable 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 used when writing bibliographic citations 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 printable task cards, reference posters, student answer sheet, and answer key pages are included in this MLA citations product for maximum flexibility. In the color version, task cards for each type of resource all have the same colored border.
The Google Drive version of these MLA citation task cards just includes color task cards. Each task card is on a separate slide. A template slide for students’ answers is also included and has a text box where students can type their citations. This slide can be duplicated for all the task cards your students are working on.
A list of the ELA Common Core standards this resource helps address is provided for your convenience if you work in a Common Core state.
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!
You can use these MLA citations task cards remotely in 3 ways:
a) Tell students to use the Google Drive version.
b) When teaching synchronously or asynchronously online, display and explain the reference posters, display a task card and have students write/type their answers, then ask students to send you their answers for you to correct or display the answer key and have students check their answers themselves.
c) For students to do on their own: Photocopy the reference posters, task cards, and answer keys and send the material home. If you don’t want students to check the answers themselves, have them send their work back to you and you can correct it yourself.
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