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How to Cite a Source

Writing in English

High Int – Adv

Grades 9–12

In this lesson, students learn the two main types of citation that they should use in an academic paper or presentation (in-text citation and works-cited page). Students also learn how to avoid plagiarism.

Note: This lesson is based on guidelines from the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook, which was published in April 2016.

  • cite
  • source
  • plagiarism
  • paraphrase
  • summarize
  • parenthetical
  • thorough
  • style guide
  • indent
  • et al.
  • element
  • irrelevant
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • introduction to referencing
  • how to format a works-cited page
  • how to format in-text citations
  • how to avoid plagiarism
  • comprehension questions
  • checklist
  • writing practice
  • vocabulary review tasks
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Quote from MLA Handbook(Reference)
  • Introduction to Referencing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Task 1(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Style Guides(Reference)
  • Types of Citations(Reference)
  • Task 2(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Gathering Information(Reference)
  • Task 3(Open-Ended Questions)
  • How to Format a Works-Cited Page(Reference)
  • Task 4(Reference)
  • Relevant & Irrelevant Information(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Example Works-Cited Page(Reference)
  • Task 5(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Tricky Sources(Reference)
  • Task 6(Open-Ended Questions)
  • How to Format In-Text Citations(Reference)
  • Task 7(Open-Ended Questions)
  • How to Avoid Plagiarism (Reference)
  • Task 8(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Comprehension Check-In(Open-Ended Questions)
  • A Checklist(Reference)
  • Writing Challenge(Reference)