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ERIC Number: EJ836894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Providing Differentiated Learning Experiences through Multigenre Projects
Painter, Diane D.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v44 n5 p288-293 2009
After reading "Blending Genre, Altering Style: Writing Multigenre Papers" (Romano, 2000), two elementary teachers in Virginia became intrigued with Romano's notion of the multigenre paper as more than just a writing assignment but, rather, a multilayered, multivoiced literary experience. The multigenre paper allows young writers to use their imaginations as they blend facts with imagination through their poetry, short stories, and personal narratives. Realizing that differentiating instruction is a challenging, multistep process, the teachers wanted to design a multigenre project that would embrace a constructivist approach to learning, allowing the students to make meaning of information and to think and act at high levels. This article describes the implementation and outcomes of this multigenre project. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia