Publisher: Teachers College Press
Series: Language and Literacy Series
Publication Date: September 23, 2015
Binding: Kobo eBook
Multigenre research projects affirm students’ home cultures while developing important academic skills consistent with the Common Core State Standards in reading and writing. This book will guide teachers in assigning, scaffolding, and assessing multigenre research assignments, including how to choose a topic, pace the work, and keep writers on track to achieve specific goals. Chapters are arranged by topic with each containing a description of the educational rationale for the topic, an introductory activity that serves as an inspiration for students in selecting a topic, and field-tested minilessons with step-by-step instructions. All the traditional elements of a research paper—quotations from experts, works cited, explanation, synthesis, and analysis—are brought to life as students animate information with emotion and imagination. An additional chapter describes how teachers have adapted this project for other subjects, such as social studies, science, and literature.
“Engaging Writers with Multigenre Research Projects is pedagogically groundbreaking, signaling a critical and principled shift in our understanding of what it means to teach research in the writing classroom. Mack’s approach heralds the beginning of a new era, one that insists on relevancy as ...