My grade eight students are learning how to format a paper. We just spent time reading a grade ten student’s paper and highlighting the in-text citations so that they could become familiar with “citing”. Next they each got a non-fiction book about birds and read about hummingbirds (my favourite). Each student had to come up with two facts about the hummingbird. We compiled these facts into a few paragraphs which I typed out and shared on GOOGLE drive. Tomorrow the boys will add their in-text citations to the hummingbird passage.
We are using MLA formatting. I came up with these separate posters to show the students that they must choose which one is appropriate to use i.e. do they have a book with an author, a website with no author, etc. (Some citing is confusing to me, so if you find any mistakes, let me know 🙂
We will also use bibme.org to create a bibliography or works cited page and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
to format the “other stuff”.
Hummingbirds are my favorite too, by far!
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