The Multigenre Research Paper: Voice, Passion, and Discovery in Grades 4-6 / Edition 1

The Multigenre Research Paper: Voice, Passion, and Discovery in Grades 4-6 / Edition 1

by Camille Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 032500319X

ISBN-13: 9780325003191

Pub. Date: 01/31/2001

Publisher: Heinemann

For most students, research writing is a perfunctory exercise in which they regurgitate information from the encyclopedia, with little analysis or interpretation. Multigenre research writing is different. When given the chance to select their own research topics, decide which genres to write in, and determine how to present their findings, students assume

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For most students, research writing is a perfunctory exercise in which they regurgitate information from the encyclopedia, with little analysis or interpretation. Multigenre research writing is different. When given the chance to select their own research topics, decide which genres to write in, and determine how to present their findings, students assume ownership and take pride in their work. They grow as writers.

This is the first book to lead you through the process of developing multigenre research papers with upper elementary students. Camille Allen starts at the beginning and explains how to organize your classroom, help students choose topics, and introduce them to research. She provides concrete minilessons on the writing of poetry, character sketches, and nonfiction to help get your students writing. She also describes ways to tie together multiple genres to create flow within students' final papers.

Because Camille believes that the multigenre experience should include much more than the writing of the paper, she stresses the integration of the arts and oral communication skills. These creative modes of expression play an integral part in the success of the whole project, and Camille devotes separate chapters to each of these topics. The final chapter focuses on evaluation and the many ways you can measure growth and evaluate progress. Student writing samples, journal essays, and two complete multigenre papers are also included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325003191
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/31/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

It's Contagious: Why You and Your Kids Will Like Multigenre Research

Nuts and Bolts: Getting Started on a Multigenre Project

Care Enough to Really Search: Finding Ways into a Topic

Poetic Surprises: Easing into Writing

What a Character: Bringing Subjects to Life

The Voice of Nonfiction: Valuing Real, Everyday Writing

Explore the Arts: Expanding Kids' Thinking

Create Flow: Pulling It All Together

Speak Up: Recognizing the Power of Oral Communication

The Big Picture: Evaluating the Projects

Reflections: Teachers Answer Questions About Multigenre

Appendix: My Sacajawea Report: An Example of a Multigenre Paper

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