Ch 3: Using Source Materials in 9th Grade Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Using Source Materials in 9th Grade chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach students in your classroom about the use of source and reference materials. 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 in 9th 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 What is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?;
How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources;
How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies
The types of bibliographies and why they are used;
Understanding plagiarism and how to avoid it;
Using in-text and bibliographic citations
Tuesday Journal Article Citations;
Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books;
Citations from Magazines
Learning how to cite text in a reference page;
Citing material from these sources, and using different citation styles for the reference page;
Using the APA and MLA styles when citing magazine sources
Wednesday How to Cite Online Sources;
How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing;
How to Make In-Text Citations
Selecting a format for citing online sources;
Strategies for using reference materials;
Rules for citing more than one author
Thursday What is MLA Format?;
How to Format APA Citations;
What is the Chicago Citation Style
Using the MLA format to organize a paper;
Creating APA citations for journal articles and reference pages;
A look at footnotes and the use of the Chicago Manual of Style
Friday How to Make a Works Cited Page Avoiding plagiarism and creating a separate page that outlines sources

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: Using Source Materials in 9th Grade Lesson Plans
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Citations from Authored Books, Edited Books and Revised Books

1. 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

2. 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.

How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

3. How to Avoid Plagiarism: When to Cite Sources

Plagiarism is a very serious matter in both academia and professional writing. Plagiarism in an academic setting can lead to you failing a course or being removed from school completely. Plagiarism in professional writing can lead to being fired from a job or finding yourself in court being sued. Let's figure out how to avoid this issue!

How to Cite Online Sources

4. How to Cite Online Sources

A large majority of research today is done online, so you'll need to cite web pages for your papers. In this video we will learn the proper way of citing online sources in both APA and MLA styles.

How to Format APA Citations

5. 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.

How to Make a Works Cited Page

6. How to Make a Works Cited Page

You will have to cite your sources properly whenever you borrow words or ideas for a paper. One part of proper citation is the Works Cited page. This lesson shows you how to put one together.

How to Make In-Text Citations

7. 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.

How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies

8. How to Read Citations in Texts and Bibliographies

This video will enable you to crack the code behind reading in-text citations and bibliographies. We'll see what citations look like and the important information they contain.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

9. 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.

Journal Article Citations

10. 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.

What Is a Bibliography and When Should I Write One?

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

In this video we are going to cover what a bibliography is, why they are used, various types of bibliographies, how to create a bibliography, and when to know if you should use a bibliography.

What is MLA Format?

12. 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.

What Is the Chicago Citation Style?

13. 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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