One paper was about Tom Seaver the former baseball pitcher. But writing that way is not what multigenre is about. Can make full use of new media literacies.
Listen to Tom mp3 Back Unifying themes in multigenre papers There's another aspect of multigenre that I think is difficult and that's the idea of unity in a multigenre paper; or, integration, one of my colleagues at Miami calls it. And I want to show my students how they can add unity to their multigenre paper.
What are some genres I might use? Multigenre makes readers sit up in their chairs. Results in an interesting, engaging product. Not right off the bat, but soon after they have gotten started so they can start to think about how they might tie their papers together. I showed them the example, and then I was like, let's go, and I wasn't giving them enough support all along the way.
You know, an introduction. For example, maybe one girl wrote about her grandmother who had died several years before and she had an indelible moment that she wrote about her grandmother, who was Italian, at the stove making spaghetti sauce.
A newspaper editorial is a genre. Demands careful reading and response. Well, she didn't really have to do any research, she probably could have, but she just went on how she knew her grandmother and the stories about her grandmother and wrote her multigenre paper that way.