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“Multigenre papers recognize that there are many ways to see the world, many ways to show others what we see.” ---Tom Romano, teacher, author and “founder” of multigenre papers Objectives: With thanks to The Ohio Writing Project at Miami University (2006) 1. To meet a multitude of standards in writing, research, reading, and vocabulary development. 2. To learn how creativity and imagination are crucial components of interesting, thought-provoking research. 3. To practice skills of grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling. 4. To practice skills of analysis and synthesis. 5. To exercise multiple intelligences. 6. To learn to be expansive in their writing 7. To experience the synergy of sharing ideas and accomplishment with fellow students. 8. To experience agency as they shape and structure their papers and show what they know beyond teachers’ expectations. “What Multigenre Does for Students.” www.users.muohio.edu. The Ohio Writing Project. June 2005. Web 10 December 2010. Grading: 200 points--Quality of Content and Style for each piece: 40 points each piece 200 points—Research 60 points KWL 40 points FQG (facts, questions, genre) 50 points Annotated Articles 50 points Annotated Bibliography 125 points --FORMAT 25 points Introduction 25 points Conclusion 25 points End notes 25 points Works Cited/Bibliography (or both) 25 points Included 5 genres (each from a different Group) 75 points—Work Ethic 50 points In-class behavior 25 points 1 visit to the Writing Lab 50 points—Presentation/Celebration 20 points Presentation notes 30 points Presentation TOTAL: 650 points
Genre Ideas Group 1: PRINT MEDIA newspaper article obituary editorial letter to the editor advice column magazine article eulogy GROUP 4: INFORMATIONAL interview survey trivia game timeline directions idea web
GROUP 2: VISUAL WITH WORDS poster invitation ad travel brochure greeting card cartoon GROUP 5: CREATIVE WRITING skit song poem short story personal narrative conversation childhood diary entry
GROUP 3: VISUAL DISPLAY picture/photograph graph map certificate recipe collage
CHECKLIST for the Research: (in ORDER TO GET POINTS, you need to have Mrs. Davis, Mr. Kuhlmann, or Mrs.
Ackerman sign off that you have completed this task.)
_____ _____Choose a topic that: ______interests you ______has many articles for research ______has articles from different sources (magazines, newspapers, internet, audio transcripts, etc.) _____ _____Find 3 articles that come from at least 2 different sources _____ _____Complete KWL/research log (with citations and page numbers, to-do lists, layering of information and paraphrased notes from your articles) _____ _____Annotate a min. of 3 articles (connections, questions, labeling of ethos/logos/pathos, etc.) _____ _____Write an Annotated Bibliography CHECKLIST FOR GENRE SELECTION, CREATION, and PRESENTATION: (in ORDER TO GET POINTS, you need
to have Mrs. Davis, Mr. Kuhlmann, or Mrs. Ackerman sign off that you have completed this task. For the introduction, conclusion, end notes and genres, you need to have one of your editors sign off .)
_____ _____Fill out the FQG (facts, questions, genre sheet) _____ _____Choose 5 genres to showcase your research and to persuade your audience (1 from EA group) _____ _____Write your thesis _____ _____ _____Write your introduction _____ _____Create genre #1 _____ _____ _____Edit genre #1 _____ _____Create genre #2 _____ _____ _____Edit genre #2 _____ _____Create genre #3 _____ _____ _____Edit genre #3 _____ _____Create genre #4 _____ _____ _____Edit genre #4 _____ _____Create genre #5 _____ _____ _____Edit genre #5 _____ _____ Write your conclusion _____ _____ _____Edit conclusion _____ _____ Write your end notes
_____ _____ _____Edit end notes _____ _____ Prepare Formal Presentation Notes Due Dates—This is part of your Work Ethic Points. Topic Selection 1st day of KWL KWL notes Annotated Bib. FQG Genre #1 Genre #2 Genre #3 Genre #4 Genre #5 Presentation Presentation Presentation completed the K & W completed the L approved thesis and wrote Annt.Bib. completed the FQG created/edited genre #1 created/edited genre #2 created/edited genre #3 created/edited genre #4 created/edited genre #5 numbers 1-10 present numbers 11-20 present numbers 21-30+ present Thurs. Jan. 13 (end) Fri. Jan. 14 (end) Tues. Jan. 18 (end) Fri. Jan. 21 Mon. Jan. 24 Wed. Jan. 26 Thurs. Jan. 27 Mon.. Jan.31 Wed. Feb. 2 Fri. Feb. 4 Tues. Feb. 8 Wed. Feb. 9 Thurs. Feb. 10 ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline ______met deadline
FQG—BRAINSTORMING FOR GENRES FACTS WHAT QUESTION CONNECTS TO THIS FACT? POSSIBLE GENRE IDEAS FROM GROUP #?