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AHS Subject Guides: English: K. Kane

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Embedding/Blending Quotations and MLA Format

English I

Embedding/Blending Quotations and MLA Citation (updated 9-2018)

Objective: To understand how to effectively embed/blend quotations into literary analysis, to use MLA Style 8 in formal essays and papers.

ELA standards:


Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


          Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


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English I

Paraphrasing Mini Lesson (1-2018, V. Hulse)

Information literacy topics covered

1. Explain objective: To understand what paraphrasing is, explain the importance of this skill, recognize what paraphrasing is and how this skill helps you avoid plagiarizing information and ideas. Take notes by paraphrasing what you read.


2. Paraphrasing--What is it?  View slideshow. Show video.


3. Practice: Students practice paraphrasing using a gradual release model (I do, we do, you do)  

Hand out worksheet to students

  • Ask students to read example 1 silently.
  • I DO: Using “think aloud” method, demonstrate how to paraphrase example 1.

Re-read one sentence at a time and put in own words

Have students write the paraphrase on back side of paper with you.

  • Ask students to read example 2.
  • WE DO:  With volunteers from class, go sentence by sentence and paraphrase example 2 as a class.
  • Ask students to read example 3.
  • YOU DO: Ask students to paraphrase example 3 independently.  Fill out response on google form. Share responses via google sheets.
  • Discuss how the practice went--(strengths, challenges)

4. Wrap Up Discussion: How will paraphrasing help you with taking notes?  

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