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LIT 530: Fall 2020

Finding websites

If you're not sure what kind of websites to use for this assignment, there are two website categories you might find useful: 

Professional organization websites

Education associations and groups tend to have a number of useful resources written by professionals. Here are a few you might want to check out:

Government websites

Government websites are a good source for statistics, and they often have a number of useful professional development resources.

To find government websites, go to Google and type in "your search term" & site:.gov.

TIP: In the past, students have put down library databases (like ERIC or Education Source) for this part of the assignment. While library databases are hosted over the Internet, we don't consider them websites for the purposes of this assignment.

Citing websites

The general format for citing websites is:

  • Author's last name, followed by first and middle initials (if available). If there's no individual author listed, you can use the organization or government office as the author. .
  • In parentheses, include the year, followed by the month and date - for example, (2020, February 9). You're looking for a date published, or a date something was last updated. Don't use the date last reviewed or copyright date. If there is no date, or no date that meets these criteria, use (n.d.). 
  • The title of the website, in italics 
  • The source, which is usually just the name of the entire website. If the source would be the same as the author, you can omit the source to avoid repetition.
  • The URL  

Example #1

National Center for Education Statistics. (2020, May). The condition of education: English language learners in public schools. https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator_cgf.asp

Example #2

National Education Association. (2020, June 23). English language learners: What you need to knowhttps://www.nea.org/professional-excellence/student-engagement/tools-tips/english-language-learners-what-you-need-know

Example #3

Kaplan, E. (2019, April 12). 6 essential strategies for teaching English language learners. Edutopia. https://www.edutopia.org/article/6-essential-strategies-teaching-english-language-learners

Don't forget to write one paragraph after each citation on why this website is useful!

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