Tired of the same old assessments? I might be able to help. Read on to get three reasons to use multi-genre projects with your secondary students.
Multi-genre projects were introduced to me several years ago and, to be honest, I wasn’t hooked on the idea at first. That was until I was finally convinced to try it out. Now, I’ll never teach another semester without assigning one.
Why is that? Well, before I tell you, I should probably explain what these projects are:
What is a multi-genre project?
Next, he writes a “Dear Reader” letter that explains his conclusions. This is followed by a reflection on each of the texts he read/viewed to help him inform his conclusions. Finally, he will continue to explore the topic and his ideas through his own writing or representing. He might write a series of poems, a diary entry, a news story and a fake Instagram account.
So have I convinced you? If you’re curious and would like to explore the possibilities, I can send you a handout I’m using with my own students to help them start the process. Click here if you’d like to get it in your inbox and leave any questions or concerns you have in the comments. You can also access a ready-to-use resource here.
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