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Workshop 5: Teaching Multigenre Writing

Laurie Swistak's Reflections

Laurie Swistak  

What is FQI?

"These children really needed some kind of a blueprint in order to have a well-done project."

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Using multiple genres to explore people and events

"I wanted the children to write in different genres, because it's so important to their learning process and their writing process."

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Defining and choosing genres - part 1

"Genres, I like them to come up with them."

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Defining and choosing genres - part 2

"I require a research piece, which is two to four pages long."

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Using inquiry in multigenre writing

"By using that inquiring process, you get them to be inquirers."

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Importance of student choice

"If you give them choice, then they have ownership."

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