Is it just me or do short weeks often feel even longer than usual weeks? Huh. Here’s what I was talking about on the YouTube channel this week:

1. MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar proofreading practice):

Click here for a semester-long set of these MUG bell-ringer slides.

2. Words on Wednesday – SAT-level vocabulary:

Click here for a semester-long set of these vocabulary bell-ringer slides.

3. Freestyle Friday – MLA Citations and Formatting:

Click here for my full set of MLA teaching materials.

Have a great week! Teach on, everyone.

Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. Love this series of videos!

    You’re right, last week felt especially long – at least to me. I was constantly living on another day, be it days before or days after! Sooooo frustrating!!! :/

    I thought you’d like to know that I’ve been using your M.U.G. shots (1st semester) with my two new students. They are really liking them and I’m liking that they are picking up on corrected mistakes when they come around again! Already on the first day they had that reaction! How cool is that? 🙂 They’ll never write grammar with an “e” again or forget that apostrophe on “it’s”! 😀

    Have a great year!


  2. Hello Laura!!! First of all, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE all your resources that you provide!!! You have been a lifesaver!! I have a question for you…do you have a lesson to teach APA format? I have some 11-12th graders who take several classes at the community college and do not know what to do when it comes to APA format. I was just curious. I am going to be started a lesson but I just wanted to check with you. If you have any ideas on how to teach it so they will grasp the concept, I would greatly appreciate your help!


  3. Great question, Tara. Sadly, no, I don’t have APA-specific resources to share. It’s my understanding from my former students who come back to visit that APA is the format favored by their social studies/history professors, while their English classes still use MLA. I guess I’m hopeful that by the time my kids make their way to college that they’ll be able to research and find the proper APA format that they need. I’ve also seen that colleges provide a primer class to provide for success at their school and that both MLA and APA are taught there. Maybe your kids, too, have that as an option with their community college offerings? Hope this helps. 🙂


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