Ch 20: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Citing Sources

About This Chapter

Our chapter on citations is specifically designed to help students learn the proper way to cite sources to avoid plagiarism and adhere to house styles. As your students work through the material within these lessons, they will reinforce the knowledge needed to pass the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam.

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Citing Sources - Chapter Summary

There is a proper and acceptable way to cite sources so that plagiarism can be avoided. This chapter will help eighth graders study all they need to know about citing sources in preparation for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam. These lessons will aid students with the following:

  • Citing journal articles and magazines
  • Citing different types of books
  • Online source citations
  • Referencing material in writing
  • MLA format
  • APA citations
  • Chicago citation style

Our video lessons are presented in a knowledgeable but entertaining manner. In addition to lesson video, the chapter offers the chance for students to assess their knowledge with multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam. Both the quizzes and the test provide immediate feedback and links to relevant points within the lessons, so students can easily review the areas they missed.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Citing Sources
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Journal Article Citations

1. Journal Article Citations

One of the most common citations used in academic writing is that of journal articles. In this video, we will learn all about putting journal article citations into our text and works cited pages. The citations in this video are in APA style; before you sit down to make a works cited page, make sure to check what style your discipline requires.

Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

2. Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

Depending on the type of book we're using, there are a few rules we have to follow when citing it in our reference page. In this video, we're going to cover authored books, edited books, and revised books. However, there are many different types of citation styles, including MLA, APA, and Chicago, and some differ in their exact formatting rules. These citations are in APA style - make sure you check to find out what style you should be using before you complete your reference page.

Citations from Magazines

3. Citations from Magazines

This video covers citing magazines both in text and in the reference page. The lesson addresses citation formats in both APA and MLA. It's important to note the differences, since both expect specific citation styles.

Online Sources: Definition & Citations

4. Online Sources: Definition & Citations

Find out what online sources are and how to cite them in your research paper or essay. Learn some tips on evaluating online sources. After the lesson, take a quick quiz to test your knowledge.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

5. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.

How to Make In-Text Citations

6. How to Make In-Text Citations

With this lesson, you'll get to know the basics of creating in-text citations. We'll go over both MLA and APA style parenthetical citations and how to use them to cite different types of sources.

What is MLA Format?

7. What is MLA Format?

MLA format is one of the most common structures for organizing a paper in academic writing. In this video, we will cover the basics of MLA format, focusing on citing within the text and creating a Works Cited page.

How to Format APA Citations

8. How to Format APA Citations

All college students must not only know how to read and understand writing, they need to know how to write using the APA citation style as well. This video will pull back the covers of APA style writing and give you confidence when using APA.

What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

9. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

In this video, we cover the basics of the Chicago Manual of Style. This writing format is popular among those in the editing field and may be the preferred style of many professors in technical writing, law, and even some English courses.

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