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Exploring the Past through Multigenre Writing
by Sirpa T. Grierson
|Grades||K – 8|
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.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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
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.