Teaching MLA format (7th Edition) and how to write citations for Works Cited pages can be tedious, but students need to know this information for when they write research papers. And while some people are tempted to use online citation machines, those tools are not error free. Thus, use this game to help students review how to write Works Cited citations and make learning fun!
At the beginning, students take notes from the review slides, and if possible, you should provide MLA Handbooks or other sources for MLA Works Cited information. You may also want to make sure students are not able to access online citation machines while playing the game. All that you will need is the ability to project a power point presentation, a ball (soft texture), some dark tape, and a trash can.
Although it’s optional, you may want to provide prizes for the winning team. You may want students to hand write or type their citations depending on whether they have access to computers. If desired, the game rounds may be edited for the needs of your class. Please note that this game has not yet been updated for the MLA 8th Edition that was released in April 2016.
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