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+    Multigenre Research and    Composition    Beth Friese and Gretchen Hazlin    AASL National Conference, October 2011
+A bit about Beth@librarybethPhD Candidate, Languageand Literacy EducationMEd, Instructional TechnologyUniversity of Georgia
+    A bit about Gretchen         @libraryms          Librarian,    Kilmer Middle School                           And, a ...
+    Visit Our Wikiwww.multigenreresearchandcomposition.wikispaces.com    Slides   (soon!)    Additional   Readings and ...
Take a few minutes to think+ about research projects you’ve  done in your school (and jot a  few down).
+    What is multigenre research    and composition?    (First, what is a genre?)
+    Many similarities with familiar    inquiry process     Developing    questions     Locating    and evaluating sourc...
+    Multigenre Research: Why?     Creatively               Speaking, Part Two: Sir Ken Robinson on     the Power of the ...
+    Choice and imagination in how    research is presented     What are interesting, compelling, creative,     novel way...
+ AASL Standards for 21st Century Learner     2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical-     ...
+    Gretchen’s Projects
Multigenre Research Projectsand the Middle School Classroom
7th grade English Traditional boring research project
Novel study + multigenre
Supporting Grade 7 ELA Standards
Project StructureFive week project, lessons interspersedwith research days and novel discussions:• Project intro/modeling•...
Trauma                         Free Range Kids                 U.S. Marshalls                              Robert Cormier ...
Al Capone                                  Mafia                    Alcatraz                                   San Francis...
Genres
Group 1: Print MediaNewspaper/Magazine ArticleObituaryEditorialLetter to the EditorRecipeApplication – job, school, etc.Wa...
Group 2: Visual with Words     Invitation     Advertisement     Travel brochure     Greeting card     Cartoon     Bumper s...
Group 3: Visual DisplayPicture/photographGraph/chartMapCertificate – award, death, degreeStoryboardPostcardMenuScrapbook p...
Group 4: InformationalInterview            MemoTimeline             Lab reportDirections           Calendar agendaCampaign...
Group 5: Creative WritingDiary entry          Top Ten ListSong                 Travel journalPoem                 Report c...
Sample Student Projects
The kids struggled with……choosing a research question                        cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachm...
The kids struggled with……found versus created genres                      http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisda...
We loved…… teacher / librarian collaboration -- planning,  teaching, research support, assessment                         ...
We loved……classroom instruction and research lesson content
We loved…...opportunities for differentiation                               Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roamall...
We loved…... “museum gallery” project presentation and     evaluation (self, peer, teacher)                              C...
We loved…...that the research unit and the end products were a   much more interesting and a lot more fun                 ...
Artifact Adventure ProjectU.S. History 1865-PresentRemediation course of struggling learnersGoal = to provide an interesti...
Topic SelectionAnything related to U.S. History 1865-present                             Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/p...
Genres
Informational TextNews article         InterviewObituary             TimelineEditorial            DirectionsLetter to the ...
VisualsPicture/photograph            InvitationGraph/chart                   AdvertisementMap                           Tr...
Creative WritingDiary entry          Top Ten ListSong                 Travel journalPoem                 Report cardShort ...
Sample Student Artifacts
The kids struggled with…overwhelming choices
The kidsstruggled with……found versus created genres Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/myeye/3124629911/
We all struggled with……timing of the project                     Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/3303367343/
We loved……that students who werenot normally interestedin History were veryengaged in their ownprojectsCc image: http://ww...
We loved…... flexibility in differentiation – students could work   at own pace, add challenges as needed                 ...
Changing it All Up for Next TimeEmphasize research skills continuouslyPractice, practice, practice                        ...
+    Beth’s project     Collegeseniors, future elementary and middle     school teachers     Topics   were aspects of di...
+    Examples of Research    Products
+    Diary Entries    Practicing voice, point of view, narrative principles
+    Letters    Conventions of a letter, audience, voice
+
+    Poetry    Free verse, “Acrostics” and more
+
+    Translated Poem
+    In order to create a genre    effectively, study examples
+    Newspapers, Brochures    Informational Genres
+
+
+    Blogs    Adding links, comments, conversations
+    Digital Genres    Texting, Glogster, Facebook Pages
+
+
+    Calendars, Schedules    Expressions of time, interests
+    Before and After
+    Wordle, Tagxedo, and other word clouds    Design Decisions: Text, Font, Organization, Color
+
+
+
+    Collage
+
+    Added interest with creative containers    Boxes under the bed, luggage, scrapbooks,    medicine chests, wishing tree...
+
+    Genres you find along the way…    Social stories, forms, translated poetry,    medical bracelets, and on and on and on…
+
+
+
+    Concrete Poetry
+
+
+
+    Playing to student strengths
+    Plagiarism     Createsomething that has never been     created before     Transforming   is the key (accompanied by...
+     Explainingthe process of selecting and     creating the genres is part of the product     Putting   genres togethe...
+    And now back to you…
+    Thank you for participating!    I’d be happy to hear from you if you incorporate    multigenre research elements in y...
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  • Please interrupt me!!!I teach elementary and middle school teachers children’s lit, language arts, and digital literacies.
  • And how we met!School Library Media Specialists – High School?Middle School?Elementary School?Library Media Supervisors or District Level?
  • Think for a minute about some typical research projects you have done. Jot them down / type them. At the end, we are going to think about how to tweak or transform your previous projects, so it will be good to have them in mind from the start. (2-3 minutes) Think about the process as well as the product.Share with a partner for a couple of minutes.
  • It’s not just one thingAre many ways to add multigenre elements to the research process.What is a genre? A set of conventions that apply to a particular text. Help us recognize what a text is and how to read / comprehend it. Gretchen is going to describe her work with a middle school research project, and really focus on the process.Then I am going to describe my work with preservice teachers and focus more on the product. Hopefully by the time we get to the end we will have addressed your questions. If not, we will add some q & a.
  • Research paper is arbitraryThe assumption that there will
  • Discuss how the MG unit came to fruition.Explain MG project: 7th grade English, research project in conjunction with novel study. GT=I Am the Cheese, Gen Ed, Al Capone. Students could choose ANY topic that came up throughout course of reading the novel.
  • Discuss how the MG unit came to fruition.Explain MG project: 7th grade English, research project in conjunction with novel study. GT=I Am the Cheese, Gen Ed, Al Capone. Students could choose ANY topic that came up throughout course of reading the novel.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesclay/1205035422/
  • Sample topics for I Am the Cheese
  • Sample topics for Al Capone
  • GT select 3 different genres from 3 different groups. Gen Ed select 2 different genres from 2 different groups. Must also include WHY I selected this genre explanation for each one.
  • Jon S. (NS Newsflash). "Newspapers B&W." 11 Aug 2011. Flickr. 21 Oct 2011.http://www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/6277209256/in/photostream/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/crossettlibrary/4541063275/in/photostream/Ted Shawn dancing Capezio shoe advertisementAdvertisement in The Denishawn Magazine: A Quarterly Review Devoted to The Art of The Dance. New York: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn School of Dancing. GV1580.D4By Crossett Library Bennington CollegeThis photo was taken on April 21, 2010 using a Nikon D40.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/5707005110/in/photostream/Dallas Street Map 1967Map of Dallas from 1967, Gousha cartography and branded by Conoco.By jczartJustin CozartThis photo was taken some time in 1968.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/koalazymonkey/3861185525/Empty headBy koalazymonkeyJustin SeeThis photo was taken on August 27, 2009 using an Apple iPhone.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/234447967/Letters.By Muffetliz west+ Add ContactThis photo was taken on September 4, 2006
  • Bicycles http://s3yfpwb.edu.glogster.com/Witness Protection http://sxehesv.edu.glogster.com/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/
  • "Capone Dead At 48; Dry Era Gang Chief." Obituary. The New York Times 26 Jan. 1947. The New York Times. Web. 27 Oct. 2011. <http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0117.html>.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2137737248/
  • Photo taken by Gretchen Hazlin
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/roamallday/4033193503/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/fridgeuk/739691311/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mortimer/127194972/
  • Explanation of how the project came to beFocus on content versus research skills
  • Topic selection – two days in the library, looking at books, looking at lists of key people, reading bits about them, writing down questionshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/75905404@N00/5991689206/
  • Jon S. (NS Newsflash). "Newspapers B&W." 11 Aug 2011. Flickr. 21 Oct 2011.http://www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/6277209256/in/photostream/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/234447967/Letters.By Muffetliz west+ Add ContactThis photo was taken on September 4, 2006
  • Show a couple of projects
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/368391574/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/myeye/3124629911/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/3303367343/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmns/4184563369/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfbike/3478873639/
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/piratejohnny/5040118511/
  • These are your new colleagues. Studying aspects of diversity of their choice – the things that might be a bit more hidden.
  • About body image – voice, point of view, narrative
  • Cancer – letter to a teacher
  • Letter from a soldier to a daughter – struggles
  • African American women and swimming. A typical acrostic that uses phrases and words.
  • Military families - changing the acrostics
  • Those with another heritage language than English. She translated it herself.
  • Newspapers – editorial about homelessness – I give my students choices in genres, many choose informational genres.
  • Newspaper about incarcerated parents – story of the situation that led to imprisonment. Note the shading and interest in authenticity.
  • Entire newsletter / newspaper about LGBT – she had crossword, and this is the book review
  • Blogs about military families
  • Texting about transracial adoption
  • Texting about divorced families
  • Myfakewall – military families
  • Coordinated with the fakewall about military
  • Accident amputee – before and after contrasts of calendars – shows day to day realities
  • The word “may” - selecting source texts, etc. Design decisions are important. I used to think wordle was just cute, but now I see how to use it.
  • ADD - school
  • ADD medical
  • ADD child from family – note placement.
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – Anorexia – open it and…
  • Diabetic – lunchbox
  • Collage of wrappers, bracelet with facts
  • Social stories
  • Parent in jail - financial issues – forms.
  • Financial issues
  • More financial.
  • Asthma
  • Homelessness – found poem?
  • Childhood obesity – note placcement of words.
  • Tee pregnancy – note receipt
  • Picture book about grandparents as parents – incarcerated parents. Also have fully written and recorded original songs
  • How can you adapt your current projects to incorporate multigenre elements?
  • Transcript of "Multigenre Research & Composition: AASL 2011"

    1. 1. + Multigenre Research and Composition Beth Friese and Gretchen Hazlin AASL National Conference, October 2011
    2. 2. +A bit about Beth@librarybethPhD Candidate, Languageand Literacy EducationMEd, Instructional TechnologyUniversity of Georgia
    3. 3. + A bit about Gretchen @libraryms Librarian, Kilmer Middle School And, a bit about all of you!
    4. 4. + Visit Our Wikiwww.multigenreresearchandcomposition.wikispaces.com Slides (soon!) Additional Readings and Resources Multigenre Texts To Use With Students Google Form to collect ideas and contact info Questions (or tweet us)
    5. 5. Take a few minutes to think+ about research projects you’ve done in your school (and jot a few down).
    6. 6. + What is multigenre research and composition? (First, what is a genre?)
    7. 7. + Many similarities with familiar inquiry process  Developing questions  Locating and evaluating sources  Synthesizing information  Writing (one way or another)  Information ethics  Citations
    8. 8. + Multigenre Research: Why?  Creatively Speaking, Part Two: Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind (From Edutopia.org)  Cultivating the researcher’s imagination - research and imagination are not opposites (Tom Romano)  Movingpast (or adding to) the traditional research paper  Incorporating different perspectives on a topic
    9. 9. + Choice and imagination in how research is presented  What are interesting, compelling, creative, novel ways to show what I have learned?  Theimportance of purpose and audience: Who am I trying to communicate those ideas and insights with?  Focusing on the often taken-for-granted “product” of research as an opportunity for choice and agency for young researchers
    10. 10. + AASL Standards for 21st Century Learner  2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical- thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.  2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.  2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning.  3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.  4.1.8 Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.
    11. 11. + Gretchen’s Projects
    12. 12. Multigenre Research Projectsand the Middle School Classroom
    13. 13. 7th grade English Traditional boring research project
    14. 14. Novel study + multigenre
    15. 15. Supporting Grade 7 ELA Standards
    16. 16. Project StructureFive week project, lessons interspersedwith research days and novel discussions:• Project intro/modeling• Questioning• Print resources• eResources• Keywords/Searching• Notetaking• Citing Sources cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesclay/1205035422/
    17. 17. Trauma Free Range Kids U.S. Marshalls Robert Cormier Witness Protection ProgramBicycles Cognitive Rehabilitation Importance of Stuffed Animals
    18. 18. Al Capone Mafia Alcatraz San Francisco Prison guardsPrison escapes Entrepreneurship Autism
    19. 19. Genres
    20. 20. Group 1: Print MediaNewspaper/Magazine ArticleObituaryEditorialLetter to the EditorRecipeApplication – job, school, etc.Wanted posterHeadlines/Front pageMission statement cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/6277209256/in/photostream
    21. 21. Group 2: Visual with Words Invitation Advertisement Travel brochure Greeting card Cartoon Bumper sticker Business cards Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/crossettlibrary/4541063275/in/photostream/
    22. 22. Group 3: Visual DisplayPicture/photographGraph/chartMapCertificate – award, death, degreeStoryboardPostcardMenuScrapbook pageMagazine cover cc images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/5707005110/in/photostream/
    23. 23. Group 4: InformationalInterview MemoTimeline Lab reportDirections Calendar agendaCampaign speech Membership cardsAssignment sheet WillResume Police reportEncyclopedia entry Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/koalazymonkey/3861185525/
    24. 24. Group 5: Creative WritingDiary entry Top Ten ListSong Travel journalPoem Report cardShort story TelegramPersonal narrative Prayers/mediationsConversation EulogyPledge Letter Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/234447967/
    25. 25. Sample Student Projects
    26. 26. The kids struggled with……choosing a research question cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drachmann/327122302/
    27. 27. The kids struggled with……found versus created genres http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/0117.html
    28. 28. We loved…… teacher / librarian collaboration -- planning, teaching, research support, assessment Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2137737248
    29. 29. We loved……classroom instruction and research lesson content
    30. 30. We loved…...opportunities for differentiation Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roamallday/4033193503/
    31. 31. We loved…... “museum gallery” project presentation and evaluation (self, peer, teacher) Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fridgeuk/739691311/
    32. 32. We loved…...that the research unit and the end products were a much more interesting and a lot more fun C
    33. 33. Artifact Adventure ProjectU.S. History 1865-PresentRemediation course of struggling learnersGoal = to provide an interesting, choice-laden research experience for students and to use the finished products to educate the rest of the class about a particular topic
    34. 34. Topic SelectionAnything related to U.S. History 1865-present Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/75905404@N00/5991689206/
    35. 35. Genres
    36. 36. Informational TextNews article InterviewObituary TimelineEditorial DirectionsLetter to the Editor Campaign speechAdvice column ResumeMagazine article Encyclopedia entryRecipe Lab ReportWanted poster Calendar/agendaHeadlines/front page cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/6277209256/in/photostream
    37. 37. VisualsPicture/photograph InvitationGraph/chart AdvertisementMap Travel brochureCertificate – award, Greeting carddeath, degree CartoonStoryboard Bumper stickerPostcard Business cardsMenu Response to artScrapbook page Neighborhood flyersMagazine cover cc images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fatguyinalittlecoat/5707005110/in/photostream/
    38. 38. Creative WritingDiary entry Top Ten ListSong Travel journalPoem Report cardShort story TelegramPersonal narrative Prayers/mediationsConversation EulogyPledge Letter Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/234447967/
    39. 39. Sample Student Artifacts
    40. 40. The kids struggled with…overwhelming choices
    41. 41. The kidsstruggled with……found versus created genres Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/myeye/3124629911/
    42. 42. We all struggled with……timing of the project Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/3303367343/
    43. 43. We loved……that students who werenot normally interestedin History were veryengaged in their ownprojectsCc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmns/4184563369/
    44. 44. We loved…... flexibility in differentiation – students could work at own pace, add challenges as needed Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfbike/3478873639/
    45. 45. Changing it All Up for Next TimeEmphasize research skills continuouslyPractice, practice, practice Cc image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/piratejohnny/5040118511/
    46. 46. + Beth’s project  Collegeseniors, future elementary and middle school teachers  Topics were aspects of diversity, broadly defined  Personalchoice in topics and how research was presented  Full writing process for each genre  Students had to explain / defend / reflect on their choices throughout
    47. 47. + Examples of Research Products
    48. 48. + Diary Entries Practicing voice, point of view, narrative principles
    49. 49. + Letters Conventions of a letter, audience, voice
    50. 50. +
    51. 51. + Poetry Free verse, “Acrostics” and more
    52. 52. +
    53. 53. + Translated Poem
    54. 54. + In order to create a genre effectively, study examples
    55. 55. + Newspapers, Brochures Informational Genres
    56. 56. +
    57. 57. +
    58. 58. + Blogs Adding links, comments, conversations
    59. 59. + Digital Genres Texting, Glogster, Facebook Pages
    60. 60. +
    61. 61. +
    62. 62. + Calendars, Schedules Expressions of time, interests
    63. 63. + Before and After
    64. 64. + Wordle, Tagxedo, and other word clouds Design Decisions: Text, Font, Organization, Color
    65. 65. +
    66. 66. +
    67. 67. +
    68. 68. + Collage
    69. 69. +
    70. 70. + Added interest with creative containers Boxes under the bed, luggage, scrapbooks, medicine chests, wishing trees, lunchboxes
    71. 71. +
    72. 72. + Genres you find along the way… Social stories, forms, translated poetry, medical bracelets, and on and on and on…
    73. 73. +
    74. 74. +
    75. 75. +
    76. 76. + Concrete Poetry
    77. 77. +
    78. 78. +
    79. 79. +
    80. 80. + Playing to student strengths
    81. 81. + Plagiarism  Createsomething that has never been created before  Transforming is the key (accompanied by reasoning)  Studentsexplain how they choose their genres and constructed them
    82. 82. +  Explainingthe process of selecting and creating the genres is part of the product  Putting genres together in innovative ways  Can create these projects along side the familiar research paper  Inject play and creativity into research
    83. 83. + And now back to you…
    84. 84. + Thank you for participating! I’d be happy to hear from you if you incorporate multigenre research elements in your school! elizfriese@gmail.com @librarybeth @libraryms
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