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Ch 8: Using Source Materials for 12th Grade Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Using Source Materials for 12th Grade chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the accepted methods of using and citing source materials in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes, and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Using Source Materials for 12th Grade chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Book and magazine citations Citing books by type (authored, edited, and revised), citing magazines
Tuesday Plagiarism Criteria for citing sources
Wednesday Citation formats Reading citations by type (in-text or bibliographical), citation methods and formatting
Thursday Reference and journal articles Using and citing reference books and materials as well as journal articles
Friday Specialized citation styles Writing a bibliography, MLA citation format, Chicago Manual of Style citation style

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: Using Source Materials for 12th Grade Lesson Plans
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What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

1. What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

In an academic setting, authors must typically provide a list of researched sources, a bibliography, with their work. Learn what a bibliography is, what forms they come in, how to write one, and when to writing a bibliography is needed.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

2. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

Plagiarism is a very serious matter in both academic and professional writing and, believe it or not, it can happen unintentionally. Discover how to avoid plagiarism, learn some rules of thumb to help remember when to cite sources, and see why taking large pieces of someone else's work can be considered plagiarism even when cited properly.

How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies

3. How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies

Citations provide important information about how an author gathered and utilized the information from sources in the article or research paper, for example. Learn why it is important to know how to read citations and explore in-text citations and bibliographies.

Journal Article Citations

4. Journal Article Citations

Journals, particularly those that are peer-reviewed, include articles that can provide excellent support and evidence for other written documents. Learn how to cite journal articles in-text, as well as on reference pages. Understand how to develop appropriate citations based on the writing style of your document, such as APA or MLA.

Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

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

The rules for citing sources in an essay differ depending on if it is an authored book, edited book, or revised book. Learn the differences between these types of books and explore how to cite them on the works cited page of an essay using APA and MLA style guidelines.

Citations from Magazines

6. Citations from Magazines

Citations are important when you are doing academic work, so you need to know how to properly cite magazines if that is your type of source. Discover the information you need to make citations from magazines, learn how to cite magazines both in text and on the reference page, and explore the different citation formats in both APA and MLA.

How to Cite Online Sources

7. How to Cite Online Sources

Online sources can be cited using both APA and MLA styles. Learn about ways of choosing the best citation format, how to correctly cite online sources, and review example citations that use APA and MLA formats.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

8. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

Reference materials often are a necessary tool to create effective writing. Learn how to incorporate appropriate reference material into your writing and still make it your own work. Explore the steps for using reference materials, which include consult experts, broaden and then narrow your research, use your newfound knowledge, and make it your own work.

How to Make In-Text Citations

9. How to Make In-Text Citations

Citations are used to tell readers where ideas and information came from. Learn about the two major citation styles developed by APA and MLA, respectively, and explore other citation systems that are available.

What is MLA Format?

10. What is MLA Format?

Writing in certain academic disciplines must follow the style requirements of the format created by the Modern Language Association (MLA). Explore the MLA format for the structure of citations, in-text citations, and the works cited page.

APA Citation: Formats & Examples

11. APA Citation: Formats & Examples

APA format citations and references are often required for college-level writing assignments. Explore the APA formatting style, APA format in-text citations, reference pages in APA format, and citations needed for journal articles and authored books.

What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

12. What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

Many academic papers must follow the style and formatting guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style when citing sources. Explore the rules and intricacies of the Chicago citation style and take a closer look at the use of footnotes and a bibliography.

How to Make a Works Cited Page

13. How to Make a Works Cited Page

Well-written documents avoid plagiarism. Understand plagiarism and how to avoid it by properly citing sources. Learn how to make a works cited page based on MLA style and recognize when and how to use in-text parenthetical citations.

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