One of the shifts of the common core is "Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational." Is it always warranted that a student cite using MLA format? No. Teaching students how to informally cite text to support what is explicitly stated and to support inferences is very important as they analyze texts for multiple purposes.
Want to Encourage Students to Cite Evidence in the Text? This pack was created to provide resources to meet the CCS with short, engaging nonfiction text. This pack contains one differentiated reading passage on George Washington. The freebie includes:Possible teaching pointsThree leveled passages about the same topic, with 4 questions.