You have been asked to write this month’s “Healthy Living” column for a popular teen magazine that will promote good health.
In your most proficient target language you will write an article that will include at least six suggestions for healthy living. Write one or more paragraphs about what you should or should not eat to be healthy. Write one or more paragraphs about what activities you should or should not do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Choose three healthy dishes and/or drinks to include on your article. Include the target language name for the dish, its description in English, and the country of origin. Include any details and information you see fit for the article. It should be colorful and include pictures that demonstrate your suggestions. This project is to be typed using the MLA format, or can be completed using Prezi.
Click here to access a Notes Worksheet that you can edit in Google Docs (You must have a Google account.)
Use these worksheets to help you put your citations in proper MLA format. Citations should be in alphabetical order by the author's last name. If there is no author use the first main word of the title. (Thanks to Mrs. Steward, librarian at Oaklawn Elementary School for creating these samples.)
The Purdue Owl guide to MLA is the authority on MLA formatting. This guide contains easy-to-understand directions on formatting your writing, in-text (parethetical) citations, and works cited pages in MLA format.
American Association of School Librarians - Standards for the 21st Century Learner:
1.1.1 Follow an inquiry based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real world connection for using this process in own life.
1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.
1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.
1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.
1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.
1.1.7 Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.
1.3.2 Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment.
1.3.5 Use information technology responsibly.
Common Core State Standards:
CC.9-10.L.3.a Knowledge of Language: Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual (e.g., MLA Handbook, Turabian’s Manual for Writers) appropriate for the discipline and writing type.
CC.9-10.SL.2 Comprehension and Collaboration: Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
CC.9-10.SL.4 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
CC.9-10.SL.5 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
CC.9-10.W.1 Text Types and Purposes: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CC.9-10.W.7 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
CC.9-10.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.