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Presentation on multigenre research papers, GCTE 2009. Please see http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/multigenre_research_presentation .

Presentation on multigenre research papers, GCTE 2009. Please see http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/multigenre_research_presentation .

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  • 1. Presented by Buffy Hamilton, Ed.S. Georgia Council of English Teachers 2009 Conference February 7, 2009 Jekyll Island, Georgia http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com
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    • A multi-genre research essay is a collection of pieces written in a variety of genres, informed by your research on a particular subject that presents one or more perspectives on a research question.
    • A primary goal is to “experiment” with genres or “learning artifacts” to represent key learnings and understandings..
    • Alternate genres allow students’ creativity to shine while still informing the audience of their research findings.
    What Is a Multigenre Research Paper?
  • 4. Why Multigenre?
    • Students make conscious decisions about the genres they choose.
    • Students explain why they chose a particular genre.
    • Students incorporate research findings and information in a creative way.
  • 5. Qualities of a Multigenre Research Paper
    • Helps a researcher look at a topic from many different angles/lenses.
    • Includes traditional writing elements in addition to alternative genres.
  • 6. Benefits of a Multigenre Paper
    • Students are engaged in metacognition
    • The multigenre paper easily allows for differentiation for all learners.
    • Multiple literacies are valued.
  • 7. Multigenre Research and Information Literacy
    • Work with your librarian to develop a research pathfinder to help your students access information resources.
    • Your librarian can incorporate mini-lessons about search strategies, information source evaluation, and ethical use of information.
    • Encourage students to use traditional and nontraditional authoritative sources of information.
  • 8. Tips for Success
    • Provide sufficient scaffolding and organization of the research task.
    • Provide ample time for inquiry and exploration.
    • Provide concrete examples of alternate genres to help students visualize possibilities.
    • Incorporate frequent checkpoints to help students stay on track.
  • 9. Sample Elements of a Multigenre Research Paper
    • Cover Page
    • Dear Reader Letter
    • Table of Contents
    • Traditional Research Paper Component (3-5 double-spaced typed page with parenthetical references)
    • Multigenre Artifact 1
    • Multigenre Artifact 2
    • Multigenre Artifact 3
    • Multigenre Artifact 4
    • Multigenre Artifact 5
    • Multigenre Artifact 6
    • Multigenre Artifact 7
    • Multigenre Artifact 8
    • Multigenre Artifact 9
    • Multigenre Artifact 10
    • Multigenre Notes Page
    • Self-Reflection/Self-Assessment
    • Works Cited Page
  • 10. The Repetend
    • Repetend is something added to your multigenre web project that repeats or continues.
    • The purpose of repetend is to create unity among the various genre pieces and to give the writer an editorial voice that the reader can easily relate to.
    From http://www.sheboyganfalls.k12.wi.us/cyberenglish9/multi_genre/multigenre.htm#Use%20of%20repetition/motif:
  • 11. Incorporating Repetend
    • Include the same phrase, sentence, or passage in each genre page as a heading or somewhere else in the text
    • Include a description or design in each piece (written or graphic), placed strategically for easy recognition
    • Include a running commentary from you, the writer, following or preceding each genre piece
    • Create a character and follow his/her reactions to pieces
    • Create a character involved somehow in each piece of writing--an ongoing little story
    • Create a cartoon strip at the top or bottom of each genre page that comments on the ideas presented
    From http://www.sheboyganfalls.k12.wi.us/cyberenglish9/multi_genre/multigenre.htm#Use%20of%20repetition/motif:
  • 12. Publishing the Multigenre Project
    • PDF format/Word document
    • Web page
    • Digital lockers (SharePoint)
  • 13. Multigenre 2.0
    • Pageflakes or Netvibes as information portals for students
    • Blogging the research process
    • Use of social bookmarking (delicious)
    • Creation of a class commons via Pageflakes or Netvibes for collaboration and sharing
    • Class Wiki
  • 14. Works Cited
    • Wollersheim, Ruth, and Dawn Hogue. “Use of Repetend.” Your Multigenre Web: Everything You Need to
    • Know to Succeed . 2002. 28 Jan. 2009
    • <http://www.sheboyganfalls.k12.wi.us/‌cyberenglish9/‌multi_genre/‌multigenre.htm