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Learning How to Format a Paper MLA Style

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”.

About resourcefulresourceteacher

I have been a resource teacher since 2006, a mother since 1998, and a wife since 1994!

2 responses »

  1. Henk ten Oever

    Hummingbirds are my favorite too, by far!

    Dad

    Reply
  2. Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give
    a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading through your posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with
    the same topics? Many thanks!

    Reply

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