MLA Teacher Resources
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What is MLA Format?
Different styles for different folks. Citing sources is a must in research; however, the format one uses for these citations varies depending on the style guide. The Modern Language Association (MLA) format, most used for research in the humanities, is the focus of this sort video.
8 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
MLA Documentation & Style
The format of a formal paper, according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Guide, is the focus of a text-heavy presentation that cites the rules but offers few examples. Consider adding additional slides or including a worksheet to clarify points and provided an opportunity for guided practice.
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Keyboarding: Formatting a Report Using MLA Style
Keyboarding is one of the most basic skills needed to master modern technology, and it's also one of the most important. The class uses Century 21 Keyboarding and Information Processing to guide their hands in typing a report in the correct MLA format.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
MLA Style and Format and Using Quotations
Is it pertinent that your class follows the Modern Language Association, or MLA, format? Show this PowerPoint to introduce the format and its characteristics. To help your class remember what sets these citations apart from Chicago or APA, consider providing a listening guide to accompany this presentation.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
How To Cite A Site
How do you cite an online resource? Discover the special challenges involved in citing Internet sources. Young writers explore the components of a correct bibliography and create bibliography citations for online newspapers, magazine articles, professional sites, and reference sites.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
MLA Documentation Tutorial: How to Cite Using MLA Style
Required to use the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Guide for research writing? Here’s a presentation that models how to and when to cite a variety of sources, and how to create a Works Cited page. Color-coded examples highlight each aspect of documentation.
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
MLA Formatting Guidelines: Ellipsis for Omissions
If you would like a concise overview of MLA formatting, this two-page handout provides it. It addresses page layout, parenthetical citations, and works cited (including when and how to use ellipses to indicate an omission), but it does not include any questions or exercises.
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Citations in a Research Paper
As a prequel to a research assignment, class members explore writing citations in the modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) formats. In pairs, or individually, researchers use books and magazines to create citations on index cards.
5th - 8th English Language Arts
Keyboarding: Formatting A Report Using MLA Style
Introduce your class to the MLA style of formatting. In addition to studying the formatting, learners improve language skills and review word processor features. They use the Interwrite SchoolPad for the first time to assist in proofing their reports with the class.
5th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
APA and MLA Formats: Their Main Differences
What is the difference between MLA and APA format? This presentation is geared towards a college audience, but it could definitely be useful with an eleventh and twelfth grade audience in high school. Differences are highlighted, but not many actual examples are given.
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
MLA Citation practice
Do your writers have a hard time properly citing their sources in MLA style? Use this SMART board activity to practice these skills in a fun, interactive way. After debating a topic in class (the lesson uses "random drug testing in schools"), ninth graders read through two articles that present each side of the issue before working through the SMART board activity.
9th English Language Arts
"A MLA Style of Life"
Middle schoolers effectively research using the internet, encylopedias, magazines and newspapers. They desegregate into needed and un-needed information based on their research findings. Pupils recognize and appropriately site sources using a variety of reading materials.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Why are citations necessary in research writing? Help your class perfect their citation skills with this presentation. It introduces citations, different formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.), and gives examples of improperly cited passages. Consider providing your class with a note-taking guide to follow along with the presentation and keep the material easily accessible.
7th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Documentation, MLA Style
Whether preparing for a senior thesis or a college-level paper, viewers need to know the format used in research writing, the general rules for sources, and source citation. The models presented here follow the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Guide.
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
MLA Documentation Exercises
Has your school adopted the MLA style for documentation? If so, use this worksheet to assess whether or not your class members know the rules. Young researchers complete of series of documentation exercises using the MLA format. They evaluate and revise passages that contain unacceptable use of quotations, and then paraphrase and cite information from one of their textbooks.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Citing MLA Style Worksheet
By the time they hit college, your kids will already have MLA citations down pat! Provide them with this packet to practice citing different sources using the MLA format. Four different resources are shown, and future researchers must correctly cite each one.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Whose Is It, Anyway?
Launch a discussion about plagiarism, the consequences of plagiarism, and how giving credit is a sign of respect for the work of others. Start out by defining plagiarism and sharing your school's official policy. Class members can then be introduced to the Modern Language Association (MLA) format for citing resources.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
How to Set Up an MLA Heading
While the title implies that the presentation is only about the heading, the author has actually included more details about how to properly format a paper using MLA style. After viewing the slides, learners will know how to set up the heading, header, margins, title, and text of their papers.
8th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Give Credit Where Credit is Due
Everything you need to know about citations and more! Using the Modern Language Association (MLA) format, class members practice citing information by using classroom texts. Scripted directions, worksheets, vocabulary lists, model citations, and assessments are included.
5th English Language Arts