Famous American Research
Grade 4
TODAY WE WILL
LEARN:

 What MLA is and why it is important
 How to cite a source using MLA style.
 How to create a bib...
Remember!!

 When you write a paper and
take information that is not
written or thought by you,
YOU MUST GIVE CREDIT
TO ...
WHAT IS MLA?


 MLA stands for Modern
Language Association. It
provides consistent
standards for writing
citations. And ...
Why Should I use MLA
Citations??

 You have to give credit
when you use
information written or
thought up by others.
 B...
When Should I cite my
sources?

 Many students do not
mean to plagiarize…If you
are not sure, it is better to
always cit...
Works Cited Page

 The Works Cited Page
appears at the end of
your paper on its own
page.
 It lists all sources you
use...
How to Cite a Book:

 BOOKS
One Author:
Frill, Marlene Tarq. George Washingon. New York: Franklin
Watts, 1997. Print
 T...
How to Cite an Internet
Source

 Name of author. “Title of the work.” Title of
Website. Publisher or Sponsor of site, Da...
How to Format Your
Paper

 Type on 8.5 x 11 paper
 Use 12 point Times
Roman font or
something similar.
 Double-space
...
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MLA powerpoint for 4th/5th Beginning Research

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This slideshow is intended to introduce 4th/5th grade students to the basics of MLA style when writing their research papers for a biographical research project.

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MLA powerpoint for 4th/5th Beginning Research

  1. 1. Famous American Research Grade 4
  2. 2. TODAY WE WILL LEARN:   What MLA is and why it is important  How to cite a source using MLA style.  How to create a bibliography using the following resources:  Internet  Books  We will also practice writing some citations together.
  3. 3. Remember!!   When you write a paper and take information that is not written or thought by you, YOU MUST GIVE CREDIT TO THE SOURCE!  YOU MUST WRITE A CITATION TO TELL READERS THAT THIS INFORMATION DID NOT COME FROM YOU.  YOU MUST ALWAYS BE HONEST AND NOT PLAGIARIZE!
  4. 4. WHAT IS MLA?   MLA stands for Modern Language Association. It provides consistent standards for writing citations. And papers.  MLA is one of 2-3 styles usually used in high school and college.  Protects you from plagiarism.  Readers can easily check where you got your information. http://legacy.madisonville.kctcs.edu/facstaf/cmagee/Lesson_ MLA/Lesson_MLA_print.html
  5. 5. Why Should I use MLA Citations??   You have to give credit when you use information written or thought up by others.  By writing a citation and crediting your source of information, you avoid PLAGIARISM.
  6. 6. When Should I cite my sources?   Many students do not mean to plagiarize…If you are not sure, it is better to always cite the source!  Remember, whenever you summarize, paraphrase or quote another author's material you must properly credit your source.
  7. 7. Works Cited Page   The Works Cited Page appears at the end of your paper on its own page.  It lists all sources you used to write your report.  The Works Cited page provides the information needed for a reader to find and retrieve any source used in your paper.
  8. 8. How to Cite a Book:   BOOKS One Author: Frill, Marlene Tarq. George Washingon. New York: Franklin Watts, 1997. Print  Two Authors: Walker, Alan, and Pat Shipman. The Life of Harriet Tubman. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1993. Print.  Editor but No Single Author: Willis, Roy, ed. Ben Franklin’s Amazing Life. New York: Holt, 1996. Print.
  9. 9. How to Cite an Internet Source   Name of author. “Title of the work.” Title of Website. Publisher or Sponsor of site, Day month year of publication or revision. Web. Day month year you accessed the site.  Company, Business or Professional Site  American Library Association. 30 Nov. 2006. Web. 10 Sept. 2012. “  Jefferson, Thomas(1721-1786).” Biography.com. A&E Television Networks, 2006. Web. 10 Sept. 2012.
  10. 10. How to Format Your Paper   Type on 8.5 x 11 paper  Use 12 point Times Roman font or something similar.  Double-space  Leave one space after periods and other punctuation.  Set margins to one inch.  Indent properly.
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