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Teacher's Guide to the Multigenre Research Project Everything You Need to Get Started

ISBN-10: 0325007853
ISBN-13: 9780325007854
Edition: 2006
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 2/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

A Teacher's Guide to the Multigenre Research Project is pointed, clear-eyed, and convincing. It will enhance the satisfaction you take from working with teenagers. You'll be a better teacher, and your students will be better researchers and writers. - Tom Romano, author of Blending Genre, Altering Style Have you heard? The multigenre research project is growing in popularity with both students and teachers. That's because it's such a powerful way to engage students in reading, writing, and critical analysis across the curriculum. Despite all this, you might not know exactly how to take advantage of this exciting new approach to research writing, what to expect a multigenre classroom to look like, or how to assess students' projects. With A Teacher's Guide to the Multigenre Research Project, you soon will.A Teacher's Guide to the Multigenre Research Project is a ready-to-go resource for helping students create rich, dynamic, and complex projects. Melinda Putz is a veteran of the multigenre project, and she shares all the crucial details about making it work and assessing the finished product, including: suggestions for organizing and planning, including an example schedule advice on helping students choose topics chapters on introducing students to new genresand reintroducing them to old ones ideas for teaching revision and cohesion specific techniques for evaluation thirty-five reproducible handouts for use throughout the process. Not only that, Putz includes a companion CD with numerous tabletop displays of finished projects as well as one entire project shown piece by piece. A Teacher's Guide to the Multigenre Research Project is so practical it even includes ways to adapt the project for use with groups, troubleshooting tips, and, best of all, a research-supported rationale for using multigenre research to meet national and state standards. If you've been hearing the exciting buzz about multigenre assignments, but you're unsure how to get started read A Teacher's Guide to the Multigenre Research Project. Then begin teaching it and find out what everyone's talking about. System Requirements for CD-ROM Windows/PC Pentium Processor 450Mhz (or higher) Windows 98 (or higher) 64 MB RAM (more recommended) SVGA Color Display (or better) 8X CD-ROM Drive (or faster) Acrobat Reader Mac PowerPC Processor G3/333Mhz (or higher) System 8.6 (or higher) 64 MB RAM (more recommended) SVGA Color Display (or better) 8X CD-ROM Drive (or faster) Acrobat Reader

Melinda Putz has taught in Ithaca, Michigan, for twenty-three years, where she's made multigenre research projects a staple of her practice. She has also experienced teaching and learning abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Kingston-upon-Hull, England, and Florence, Italy. Melinda is an adjunct instructor at Alma College, where she has taught reading in the content areas and language arts methods.

Tom Romano has published numerous bestselling books including Crafting Authentic Voice; Blending Genre, Altering Style; Zigzag; and Writing with Passion (all from Heinemann). A professor at Miami University, Tom teaches writing and language arts methods in the Department of Teacher Education. He is also an instructor at the University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Getting Acquainted: The Project. The Author. The Guide
The Project
The Author
The Guide
"Ready. Steady ..." Introducing the Project to Your Classes
The Assignment
Choosing a Topic
Narrowing Topic Selection: Topic Talk
Using Models to Teach: Writing Analysis Strategy, a Prewriting Activity
Reflecting Along the Way: Process Logs
Ready. Steady ...
Handouts
The Assignment: The Multigenre Research Paper (2A)
List of Topics by Category (2B)
Topic Talk
Person (2C)
Event, Movement, or Other Topic of Interest (2C)
Writing Analysis Strategy
Prewriting Anticipation Guide To Be Completed by the Class (2D)
Part II: Holistic Analysis (2E)
Part III: Analysis of a Multigenre Piece (2F)
Process Journal (2G)
Exploring, Recording, Imagining: The Research Process
Recording Content and Source Information: Facts, Questions, Interpretations (FQI) Sheet, Endnotes, and Works Cited
Handouts
Good Resources in the Media Center or Online (3A)
Using Electronic Sources (3B)
The Endnotes Page (3C)
FQI Sheet (3D)
Completed FQI Sheet (3E)
Widening the Parameters: Alternate Styles
Introducing Alternate Styles
The List
The Double-Voice Piece
The Labyrinthine Sentence
The Crot
Repetition in Multigenre Projects
Alternate Styles, a Wrap-up
Handouts
The List (4A)
Double-Voice (4B)
Labyrinthine Sentences (4C)
The Crot (4D)
If It Ain't Broke ...: Writing in Traditional Genres
Teaching Traditional Genres
Some Examples of Traditional Genres in Student Projects
Story
Poetry Based on Pictures
Memo
Obituary
Press Release
Feature Article
Business Letter
Friendly Letter
Manifesto
Interview
Six-Room Poem
Birth Announcement
Recipe
Radio Broadcast
Advertisement
Driver's License
Handouts
Traditional Genres (5A)
The News Article (5B)
The Six-Room Poem (5C)
The Resume (5D)
The Recipe (5E)
R[subscript x] for Writing: Revision
It's Not a Perfect World
Good Writing and the Language to Describe It: Diagnostic Skills
The State Rubric
From Linda Rief's Seeking Diversity
Formats for Peer Evaluation: Writing Clinic
Using the State Rubric
Using a Form of Barry Lane's Peer Response Idea
Using a Conference Sheet
Especially for Multigenre
Group Therapy: Minilessons
Re-vision-To See Again: Choosing Words Carefully
Checking the Pulse: The Rhythm of Writing
Handouts
Using the State of Michigan Writing Rubric: Peer Evaluation (6A)
Peer Response Form (6B)
Conference Sheet (6C)
Evaluation of Individual Multigenre Piece (6D)
A Team Effort: Creating Unity and Cohesion in the Multigenre Project
Packaging: The Multigenre Jersey
Creating Cohesion: Teamwork
Using an Introduction
Using Pieces of Text to Connect
Using a Piece that Continues Throughout the Project
Using Pictures or Graphics
Linking Ideas
And More ...
Wrap-up
Checking, Reflecting, Evaluating: A Multigenre Report Card
One More Look: Is It All Here?
Reflecting on Learning
Evaluation: The Multigenre Report Card
Handouts
Final Checklist (8A)
Reflective Questions (8B)
Assessment of Multigenre Research Project (8C)
Celebrating Student Voices: The Thematic Readers' Theatre
Introduction to Oral Interpretation
Creating Groups
Group Work
Sharing
Connecting
Planning and Writing the Presentation
Individual Preparation
Rehearsal
Evaluation
Handouts
Oral Interpretation (9A)
Preparing the Presentation (9B)
Group Discussion (9C)
Making Connections (9D)
Group Planning Sheet (9E)
Individual Planning Sheet (9F)
Readers' Theatre Assessment (9G)
Research and Standards: Rationale for Adopting the Multigenre Project
Research
National Standards
State Standards (Michigan)
Odds and Ends: A Multigenre Junk Drawer
Hypothetical Schedule
Troubleshooting: The Best Laid Schemes
An Alternate Plan for the Multigenre Project: A Group Project from Start to Finish
Multigenre Museum
Afterword: Farewell
A Bibliography of Resources
Works Cited

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