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Exploring the Past through Multigenre Writing

by Sirpa T. Grierson

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Exploring the Past through Multigenre Writing

Grades K – 8
Type Journal
Published September 2002
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English



Research comes alive when students explore a range of alternate genres instead of writing the traditional research report.


Grierson, Sirpa T. et al. "Exploring the Past through Multigenre Writing." Language Arts 80.1 (September 2002): 51-59.


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