The following are helpful websites to assist you in your skill sets.
Purdue Online Writing Lab. Demonstrates both MLA and APA formating: owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
citationmachine.net/ Another great resource for formatting papers
www.grammarly.com/Grammar_Check Just like a spell check, this site helps those students who need to edit their papers before turning them in to me.
ON DEMAND PROMPT INFORMATION (from Ms. Williams)
FYI-I went to the NAEP website to see if I could find some model prompts for on-demand writing and found the prompt that was used to create the first on-demand practice for 11th graders. They (whoever it actually was that created the prompt distributed by the district) merely changed "essay" to "informative/explanatory text" and "argue" to "explain."
Here is the original prompt from the website:
So the problem is whoever made these changes doesn't realize that you can not merely change those few words and think you are asking students to write an informative/explanatory piece.