This PowerPoint gives a very basic, brief overview of MLA formatting, specifically introducing...
-Why we use MLA formatting, including a discussion on plagiarism
-First-page formatting in-text citations for books and online articles found on websites (what students will most likely be using)
-The basic format for the works cited page entries for books and online articles found on websites
This PowerPoint was designed to use for lecture purposes, although it is editable so you are welcome to design it as need be.
Note: some of these entries may not exactly reflect the current MLA guidelines. For example, I don't require my students to have the URL in their works cited page; I also don't have them included "Accessed" before the access date.