Author:
Janet Kanode
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School
Tags:
  • Citation
  • MLA 8th Edition
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    MLA8 Lesson Plan

    MLA8 Lesson Plan

    Overview

    This lesson is an introduction to using bibliographic information for different types of sources including: books, Web sources and databases. The students will then create citations according to MLA8 standards.

    Lesson Plan

    Lesson Summary:

    This lesson is an introduction to using bibliographic information for different types of sources including: books, Web sources and databases. The students will then create citations according to MLA8 standards.

     Objectives:

    Students will be able to identify components of bibliographic information.

    Students will be able to create a MLA citation for each chosen source.

     

    Key question: Why do we need to create citations? (To avoid plagiarism)

    Vocabulary: Plagiarism, citation, book title, author(s), date of publication, Web address (URL), title verso, citations, Modern Language Association (MLA), date accessed.

    Materials: For each student or group: PDF worksheet of sources, pencils, books, devices with internet access. Beforehand, the teacher needs to choose Websites and databases (ie. Britannica, Culturegrams, etc.)  the students will be allowed to access.

    Lesson:

    1. Each student (or group of students) will choose three (3) books and create a citation of their worksheet, from the title verso.

    2. Students will then use a computer to access teacher chosen Websites to create 2 citations for the Websites they chose and complete the citations on their worksheets.

    3. Students will then use a computer to access teacher chosen databases to create 2 citations for the Websites they chose and complete the citations on their worksheets.

    4. After the students have completed their worksheets they may choose an online citation generator to compare their information.