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ERIC Number: EJ776548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
A Collectibles Project: Engaging Students in Authentic Multimodal Research and Writing
Moynihan, Karen E.
English Journal, v97 n1 p69-76 Sep 2007
High school teacher Karen E. Moynihan creates a multimodal project inspired by the creative nonfiction style of "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean. Students choose a collectible item and immerse themselves in the subculture of the collectors. The project includes participation in library and field research, interviews, photography and graphic design, process journals, peer editing and drafting of a final story with integrated research, and PowerPoint presentations. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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