Mustafa Elshamy Mustafa Elshamy

Introduction to the APA Style in a Research
English B Grades 11&12 level


In this lesson, the students will be introduced to basic rules of the APA style and the tools they can use to help them practice writing in APA style.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide process writing practice of a research paper using the APA style, in the context of research/academic paper.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process writing practice of a research/academic paper.


Warmer/Lead-in (5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. I will show the students two papers. One is academic in APA style and the other is not. 2. The students will take few minutes to look at/discuss the differences between the two papers. 3. After they finish they will share what they noticed with me. 4. I will give them feedback.

Exposure (10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

1. In this stage, I will show the students a few examples of academic research papers in the APA format. 2. At this stage I will encourage the students to ask questions and I will reformulate their questions to make them better understand the basic rules of the APA style.

Useful Language (5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

At this stage, I will briefly explain any abbreviated terms or academic words.

Productive Task(s) (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

1. The students will take one more look at some of the examples I provided earlier. 2. They will begin to write (using their laptops) the title page of a topic they choose in the APA style. 3. I will provide immediate correction and technical support.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

1. At this stage I will give the students overall feedback on the errors they made. 2. I will also give them a chance to ask questions and take notes.

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