This is a complete lesson teaching the newest MLA format - 8th edition. MLA has simplified its formatting even more, but those of us who painstakingly memorized semicolon placement and date format will definitely need a refresher! These task cards and 4 stations guide your students through the process of creating MLA parenthetical citations, and reinforce the skills they need to build a works cited page.
This product has 4 learning stations for learning and reinforcing parenthetical citations and the format for MLA citations on a works cited page.
The station format encourages students to discuss the correct and incorrect ways to use MLA citation, while getting them up and moving around the room. Task station 4 uses magazines, newspapers and other periodicals, giving students the opportunity to leaf through local and school news sources.
If you don't have the right situation to do stations, you can also hand out individual task cards and have the kids switch. There are also worksheets included if you want to teach and reinforce MLA format in a more traditional way.
MLA formatting can be one of the most tedious things for students to learn, but putting it in learning stations makes it more interactive and fun!