Do your students struggle to locate correct MLA bibliographic information when citing websites and web pages?
Are you seeking a system for collecting MLA bibliographic information that can be used with note cards, but that is more organized and efficient than a bib card?
Or maybe you’re teaching students how to use online bibliographic tools like Noodle Tools or Bib Me, but find that they are having a hard time filling in the fields correctly?
A Mix-and-Match Bibliography Information Collection System can help!
This zipped folder contains components to collect the bibliographic information from the seven most-used sources by students:
Books (print and electronic)
Reference materials (dictionary or encyclopedia; print or online)
Magazine articles (print or online)
What You Will Receive:
~ a zipped folder that contains fill-in-the-blank components for each of the seven basic sources. Each is shared with you as a 300-dpi image. Passing them on to you as images means that you simply choose the ones you want, insert them into a word-processing or publishing program, and mix-and-match to create the bibliographic information form of your own design!
~ You will also receive a Research Requirements header that you can insert as an image. This provides space for you or students to note the requirements of the assignment (name of project, number of sources needed, and the types of sources.)
~ Lastly, you’ll receive some explanatory notes and examples of how these components can be used and tips for further customizing your own Bibliographic Information Collection form!
~ These are components only. You will have to create the final, assignment-specific form using the components.
~ I highly recommend viewing the preview to see a full explanation of what you get and how it works.
~ These components were designed with MLA format in mind. However, since the final formatting of a bibliography is up to the student, these forms could be used with any system of research and citation since all require the same basic source information.
Why use a Mix-and-Match Bibliography Information Collection Form?
~ Maybe your classes have a heavy research element to them, and the requirements for each research project change constantly. Using a Mix-and-Match system means that you can easily create new forms for every assignment.
~ Perhaps you have students of differing abilities in your classes and you know that to meet their needs, you will need to differentiate the research requirements. Using this system, you can create forms that have one set of requirements for some students and a different set of requirements for others.
Please be sure to view the preview so you understand what you are receiving and how it works.
These Mix-and-Match components have saved me a lot of time as I work with students in different grade levels and of different abilities … and by inserting a few items into Word documents, I’m able to match research requirements to their abilities PLUS give them an easy-to-use tool for capturing bibliographic information. It makes creating the final Works Cited a snap!
This item supports CCSS ELA Writing Standard 8 on multiple grade levels: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
One area my students have always needed a little extra help with is the process of locating bibliographic information on a web site. I developed this PowerPoint Lesson and Activity on Locating Bibliographic Information on Websites
for just that purpose! Check it out!