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Weaving the Multigenre Web

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Weaving the Multigenre Web

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patricia Schulze

Yankton, South Dakota

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Using Snowflake Bentley as a Framing Text for Multigenre Writing

Using Snowflake Bentley as a model, students create a working definition of multigenre text and then use that definition to create their own multigenre piece about winter or another theme.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Designing Museum Exhibits for The Grapes of Wrath: A Multigenre Project

Using The Grapes of Wrath as a backdrop, students conduct research on issues that the novel addresses, publishing their findings in a multigenre museum exhibit.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Having My Say: A Multigenre Autobiography Project

Students compose a multigenre paper, modeled after the Delany sister's autobiography, Having Our Say, that includes the autobiographical narrative essay as well as an informational nonfiction piece.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Building Vocabulary: Making Multigenre Glossaries Based on Student Inquiry

Students choose unfamiliar words from their reading and create a multigenre, multimodal glossary of terms.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Reading and Analyzing Multigenre Texts

Students develop a definition of multigenre texts by exploring multigenre picture books. They brainstorm what it takes to read these texts successfully and discuss strategies needed to comprehend the texts.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Literary Elements Map

Students can map out the key literary elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution as prewriting for their own fiction or as analysis of a text by another author in this secondary-level interactive.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  December 2

David Macaulay was born in 1946.

Students use the Multigenre Mapper interactive to explore Macaulay's use of multiple genres by composing original multigenre texts.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 1

The prototype for the World Wide Web was created in 1990.

Students look at pictures from the past using the WayBack Machine and brainstorm a few websites to explore to think about how they have changed over the years.

 

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