The House of the Scorpion: Multigenre Research Paper

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As the culminating project for a unit study of The House of the Scorpion, class members craft a multi-genre research paper to demonstrate not only their depth of knowledge of a topic of interest to them, but also their understanding of the format of at  least 10 different genres.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Provide models of the various genres suggested
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth in a series of six resources designed for The House of the Scorpion
  • The project assumes kids know how to research, how to site and credit sources, have some experience with the 23 suggested genres, and know how to peer review
Pros

  • Class members are given the project assignment at the beginning of the unit study of The House of the Scorpion

 

Cons

  • While the concept of the final project is engaging, it is unlikely that kids have the writing skills necessary to be successful with the assignment