Weary of students who slap quoted material into their essays without any framing or support? Fix this common mistake made by young writers with these interactive lesson materials.
Begin with a “pre-test”/skill assessment of students’ knowledge regarding M.L.A. citation formatting and concrete detail/quote framing.
Then, work through the answers to the skill assessment pre-test with a dynamic lecture (30 slides in PDF format) that uses compelling examples and modern design to hold students’ interest. (Let's be honest – lecturing about writing can be dull. However, leading an interactive lecture/discussion of students’ answers to their prior knowledge worksheet is a far more engaging approach.)
Finally, give students a reference sheet/handout to keep in their binders or writing portfolios. This sheet will serve as a handy guide when they start writing their next essay body paragraphs.
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Need a lesson more specifically focused on M.L.A. formatting and building a Works Cited page? Click HERE for my Mastering M.L.A. lecture and handout
NOTE: This item is also included in my English 9-10 full-year curriculum. If you already own the full-year download, please do not purchase this item here individually. If you’d like to receive this item plus everything else needed to teach 180 days of English 9 or English 10 at a deeply discounted price, click here to learn more about the full-year curriculum download.
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