The BELTA Bulletin

Writing Style & Guidelines: Activities

BELTA Bulletin Activity Writing Style & Guidelines

General requirements

  1. Submit your article via the online form which is linked on this page.
  2. Provide an original WORD or PDF version of your black & white reproducible.
  3. Provide a one-page WORD document of the instructions any teacher can follow to use the reproducible in their classroom. (SEE instructions for submitting the teacher instructions below.)
  4. Use the same title for both the reproducible and the instructions.
  5. Choose your subject matter wisely and make it applicable, hands-on and teacher-oriented

Instructions Template

  1. Title
  2. Level (indicate either grade level - elementary, middle school, high school or university - or CEFR level.
  3. Practiced skills (in list form)
  4. Objectives (in list form)
  5. Procedure for the teacher Can include headings and sub-headings; lists
  6. Timing
  7. Thoughts and reflections
  8. Bio of the author(s)
  9. List of illustrations (in numbered list form)
  10. References
  11. Comments to the Editor (not included in the Bulletin)

Illustrations, pictures, photos

Please only use original pictures or pictures from at a Creative Commons site. Remember pictures used from a Creative Commons site need a citation in the list of references.

Before submitting any illustrations, please save them using the following convention: lastnumber_number.jpg (Please only original size jpegs.)

Indicate in your article text where the illustration should be placed. Please limit yourself to only 2 illustrations. (PLEASE NOTE: You may be contacted regarding the illustrations if not enough space is available in the Bulletin for all your illustrations; at that point, we will ask you to choose the most relevant one(s). )

Each individual illustration must be submitted along with the article via the online form. If not pictures are sent, BELTA will not include any illustrations with your article.

References

Use only APA style.

List your references at the end of your text under the heading, REFERENCES.

Short bio and a photo

Write a short biography about yourself (30-40 words): education, work, experience, etc. Include this at the end of your article.

Attach a headshot of yourself (All photos must be in the original size and include only from shoulders up.)

The headshot is included in the online form.

Style Points to Consider

Keep your writing clear, concise, and organized.

Remember that your audience is experienced and novice teachers, so please define any terms that you think might be unknown to your audience.

Legal matters

IMPORTANT: Only submit original worksheets. Worksheets that can be found freely on the internet will not be published.

Do not submit your article to two or more places at the same time.

Provide the first publication source if submitting an article which has already been published elsewhere.

In case of any doubts or clarifications do not hesitate to contact the BULLETIN Editor.

Submit your activity today!

Activity submission form