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Citation: Allen, Camille. (2001). The Multigenre Research Paper: Voice, Passion, and Discovery in Grades 4-6. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.


Title: The Multigenre Research Paper: Voice, Passion, and Discovery in Grades 4-6
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Year: 2001
Publisher: Heinemann
City: Portsmouth, NH
Medium: Book
Author(s): Allen, Camille
Grades: Fourth Grade to Sixth Grade
Category: Nonfiction Poetry Fiction
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“It’s Contagious: Why You and Your Kids Will Like Multigenre Research” is the very first chapter in this book. Camille leads you into the process by sharing a specific plan of setting up student resource notebooks. Because this is a project that will travel between school and home, she shares a sample parent letter that explains the project and ways to support it in the home. She stresses that you need to create a detailed time line and share this with the students before they launch into the project. Finally she emphasizes the point of preparing an evaluation process and supplying the students with this process before they launch their study. The majority of the book is composed of individual chapters on different types of texts and tips on supporting students as they delve into the ones that interest them. The text types she focuses on include poetry, realistic fiction, nonfiction, and art projects. Camille wraps up the book with an extraordinary student multigenre research project on Sacajawea that could easily be used as a model to launch this process in your classroom. The closing statement in this book is part of her response to a teacher’s question: “Be prepared to be constantly surprised by your students as they push beyond your wildest expectations. Be prepared to become emotionally involved with them as they engulf you with their beautifully expressive writing and a fresh sense of wonder about the world” (pg. 132).