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Name: English8

Multi-Genre
AutobiographicalProject
Phew.Thatsalotofwords.
Letsbreakitdowntoseewhatintheworldyouareactuallydoing.;)

WhatistheMulti-GenreProject?
Themulti-genreprojectisacollectionofwriting(spokenandonpaper/online)and
images(photography,infographs,comics,etc.)centeredononeoveralltopicfrom
multipleanglesorperspectives.Theprojectisassembledintoonecohesivewholeso
thatreadersandviewerscanunderstandtheoverallideaaswellasclearlyseehowall
thepuzzlepiecesfittogethertocreatethebiggerpicture.

Whatisanautobiography?
Ok,hopefullythatsnotnewtoyou.However,justtothrowthisoutthere--itis
basicallyastoryofthespanofyourlife.

WhatamIgoingtobewriting?
Youaregoingtobewritingseveralchaptersforyourautobiography.Eachchapter
focusesonacertaintheme.Thereisflexibilityforthesethemes/chapters.Talk
withmeifyouhaveanotherideaforachapterthatyouwouldliketodoinadditionto
orinsteadofthesechapters.Yourprojectneedsaminimumof8chapters,not
includingthepreface.

Preface(non-negotiable!):Reflectionofthewritingprocessforthisproject/Introduce
thebook
Chapter1-TheIntroduction(toyou/yourlife!)
Chapter2-BeforeIWas,ThereWas-aneventthathappenedbeforeyouwereborn
thatimpactedyouinsomeway(howyourparentsmet,yourbirthstory,etc.)
Chapter3-MyNeighborhood/WhereImFrom-yourhometown/home
Chapter4-DownMemoryLane-asignificantchildhood/growingupmemory
Chapter5-SchoolisinSession-anexperienceinoryourviewoforrelatedto
school/youreducation(pastorpresent)
Chapter6-ThisIBelieve-apersonalstatementofoneofyourcorebeliefsandhow
itshapesyou
Chapter7-IHaveaDream-goalsordream(s)youhaveforyourfuture
Epilogue-Howdoyouwanttoendthis?

(adaptedfromDevelopingAcademicSkillsthroughMultigenreAutobiographybySarahBickens,FrannyBittman,
andDavidJ.Connor)

Name: English8

Whataboutthemulti-genrepart?Whatdoesthatmean?
Youcanchoosethegenreyoufeelbestfitsyourmessage!Belowareonlyafewgenres
youcanchoosefrom!Thepossibilitiesarealmostendless,soletstalk.:)

JournalEntries Dialogueofa Receipts,


PersonalLetter Conversation Applications,
GreetingCard amongTwoor Deeds,Budgetsor
Schedule/Thingsto MorePeople OtherDocuments
DoList ShortStory Wedding,
InnerMonologue Myth,TallTale,or Graduationor
Representing FairyTale SpecialEvent
InternalConflicts TalkShow Invitation
Classifiedor IntervieworPanel BirthCertificate
PersonalAds Recipe LocalNewsReport
WhereImFrom ComedyRoutineor ReviewandPoster
poem Parody foraMovie,Book,
TopTenList LinerNotes orTVProgram
Dictionaryentry Picturebook BoardGameor
Poetry(somanyto ChartorDiagram TrivialPursuitwith
choosefrom!) withExplanation AnswersandRules
SongLyrics Brochureor ComicStripor
ContestEntry Newsletter GraphicNovel
Application TimeLineorChain excerpt
Instagramprofile ofEvents PowerPoint
Infographic Mapwith Presentation
SpeechorDebate Explanation WebSite
Vlog MagazineorTV FutureNewsStory
TextbookArticle Advertisementor LettertotheEditor
LessonPlan Infomercial Newspaperor
Encyclopedia Restaurant Magazine
Article Descriptionand Feature/Human
ShortScenefroma Menu InterestStory
PlaywithNotesfor TravelBrochure Obituary,Eulogy
StageDirections Description orTribute
ShortScenefroma How-Toor
MoviewithNotes DirectionsBooklet
forCameraShots

(adaptedfromhttps://writing.colostate.edu/gallery/multigenre/genrelist.html)

Thisprojectisdue__________________.Happywriting!Letsgetstarted!:)