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Multigenre Presentation


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Presentation on multigenre research papers, GCTE 2009. Please see .

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Multigenre Presentation

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