The instructor should be familiar with the writing process, features of Microsoft Word, research methods and MLA format.
Group Size: Any
Following the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
Use the Modern Language Association (MLA) style of writing.
Correctly format their research and term papers in a word processing program.
Have greater knowledge about the American President assigned to them through research and writing a term paper.
How do you write and format a term paper in a manner that is appropriate for scholastic purposes? Materials:
Computers with Internet Access,
Verbally recall the writing samples students have previously completed, explaining how we will be building off of those skills.
Using the computers, review how to create, edit and save documents in Microsoft Word. Review the basic features of the program.
Show YouTube video about dangers of copyright and lack of citing sources.
Introduce Modern Language Association (MLA) style of writing.
Through Prezi, show students examples of papers written in MLA style.
Show students online resources for researching subject matter. Discuss outside resources as well.
Explain steps for citing sources using Prezi.
Introduce and explain assessment.
The culminating project will be the term paper the students turn in after researching the president assigned to them. Answer Key or Rubric: Grading Scale:
A:Exemplary effort; Information is correctly cited; Paper is formatted according to lesson
B: Much effort; most information is correctly cited; Most of the paper is formatted according to lesson
C: Some effort; some information is correctly cited; Some of the paper is formatted according to lesson
D: Minimal effort; most information is incorrectly cited; Paper lacks format the follows lesson
F: No effort; no work is cited; Paper does not have a format Benchmark or Standards: LA.188.8.131.52: The student will prepare writing in a format appropriate to audience and purpose.