Our Stories and Our Identity:
A Multi-Genre Response to What We've Done and How That's Shaped Us
As a final project for 8th grade, we will create a multi-genre project as a way to reflect upon how our middle school years have shaped us into who we are today. A multi-genre project presents multiple perspectives on a topic to create a rich story and to present a visually appealing product for an audience.
Click left to see the slideshow featuring the Po-Jam requirements along with some wonderful student poetry performances!
Click the sites below for online poetry websites -- great places to find poems to perform!
Create your poem presentation slide in your hour's Po-Jam slideshow. (Click the link below.) Your slide should feature: the title, author, and poem as well as color(s) and image(s) that help convey the poem's tone and theme. Remember to HIGHLIGHT the poem's figurative language/literary/sound element that you will explain to us.
Creating Your Multi-Genre Project:
Introducing Your Project
How to Design Your Cover and Write a Strong Introduction. Begin your whole project with this three-ingredient introduction.
Writing Various Genres
Genre Requirements. Click here to see the requirements for each genre. How long should each piece be? How should it be formatted? In what ways could I use this genre in my project?
How to Create a Comic Strip. Click here to try out the online comic strip creator!
Genre Writing Prompts. Click this link for ideas about how to begin writing a new genre if you're stuck.
Conversation Poem. Click this to view the slideshow examples, and get started writing your own conversation poem.
Shape Poem. This is just one way you could approach creating a shape poem.
Greeting Card. Click here to create a professional-looking greeting card for any occasion.
"Where I'm From" Poem. Review examples and directions if you'd like to write a poem tailored for your MGP topic.
Dear Abby Letters. Click to see examples and guidelines for writing advice letters and responses.
Timeline. This cool site helps you create a detailed, interactive timeline. Take a look at the great examples.
Map. Use this site to create a map that lets you record important moments along the way.
Obituary. Click this link to learn how to write an obituary with a creative twist (for the loss of an object, feeling, or problem).
Short Scene from a Play. Click this to see the slideshow instructions and examples so you can write a short play scene for your MGP.
Fake Receipt. Click here for a website that gives you a fake receipt generator.
Meme Generator. Click this link and MAKE A COPY to create and print memes (5 memes required if you choose this genre for your project).
Fake Snapchats. Click this link to make up snapchats you can download and print.
Special Invitations, Awards, Brochures. Use this link to Canva, the graphic design site we used earlier this year.