Identify In-Text Citation Activities

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Educate building research writers on the essential aspects of proper in-text citations and foster ethical sharing of information. With these activities, young researchers understand the significance of crediting sources through in-text citations as a fundamental aspect of digital citizenship.

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Description

Once students are familiar with the appearance of an in-text citation, they can confidently incorporate it into their writing. Engage them in inquiry-based in-text citation activities that facilitate the development of paraphrasing and quoting skills. 

These fun activities help students recognize the components of an MLA8 in-text citation. They also offer opportunities to develop their ability to spot and apply in-text citation across their academic work. 

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YOU WILL LOVE THIS ACTIVITY BECAUSE IT TEACHES STUDENTS WHAT IN-TEXT CITATIONS LOOK LIKE AND HOW TO BE A DIGITAL CITIZEN WHEN RESEARCHING.

YOUR STUDENTS WILL LOVE THIS ACTIVITY BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE PLAYING GAMES. Games are a great way for students to manipulate content and learn! 

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Included

When teaching elementary and middle school students about in-text citations, this activity provides:

Standards Based , Inquiry Based lesson; standards are listed below.

In-Text Citation observation recording sheet. Students will confer with a partner or small group to discuss their observations and note what all in-text citations have in common. They also note what some in-text citations may include. This helps students learn the different ways in-text citations are written.

Printable Citation Sorting Activity. Students sort cards into 2 columns: what are MLA8 citations, and what are not. 

3 In-Text Citations Worksheets. Each worksheet has 3 MLA8 citations. Students star the source and underline the quotation or paraphrase.

In-Text Citations poster and handout that teaches students what to include in an in-text citation. These are great to hang in your learning space as well as provide students with a quick reference.

⭐⭐⭐Answer keys for the sort and worksheets. 

🖥️ In-Text Citations slideshow. This slideshow provides students with examples of in-text citations. While scrolling through the slides, students identify similarities and differences in in-text citations. This helps them learn what is included in all citations, and the different ways they can be written. It includes an editable slide for students to record their observations.

🖥️ Digital Citation Sort. There are 4 slides for students to drag citations into 2 columns: what are MLA8 citations and which are not. This digital sort includes a reflection slide.

🖥️ In Text Citation Seesaw Activity with 9 slides. Each slide has a MLA8 citation. Students star the source and highlight the quotation or paraphrase.

Standards

This activity addresses the following standards:

AASL:

  • Ethically using and reproducing others’ work. 
  • Acknowledging authorship and demonstrating respect for the intellectual property of others. 
  • Including elements in personal-knowledge products that allow others to credit content appropriately.

CSTA: 

  • Use public domain or creative commons media, and refrain from copying or using material created by others without permission.

CCSS for Writing:

  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

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