Digital Product Choices!

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Multi-genre Research Projects

Multi-genre research projects are built on the concept that the students create multiple products to represent their research. So, depending on your students (and their level), they could choose 3-5 different product options to showcase different aspects of their research. Teachers often require that each product demonstrate/explain/describe different facts found during the research process. Obviously not all products lend themselves to being digital, and the list below are suggestions of authentic genres that could be used to showcase research.

Writing Genres Product Options (not exhaustive)

  • Journal Entries

  • Personal Letter

  • Greeting Card

  • Schedule/Things to Do List

  • Inner Monologue Representing Internal Conflicts

  • Personal Essay or Philosophical Questions

  • Top Ten List

  • Poetry

  • Song Lyrics

  • Contest Entry Application

  • Business Letter or Correspondence/Persuasive or Advocacy Letter

  • Biographical Summary

  • Critique of a Published Source

  • Speech or Debate

  • Textbook Article

  • Lesson Plan

  • Short Scene from a Play with Notes for Stage Directions

  • Short Scene from a Movie with Notes for Camera Shots

  • Dialogue of a Conversation among Two or More People

  • Short Story

  • Adventure Magazine Story

  • Ghost Story

  • Talk Show Interview or Panel

  • Character Analysis or Case Study

  • Comedy Routine or Parody

  • Picture book

  • Chart or Diagram with Explanation and Analysis

  • Brochure or Newsletter

  • Time Line or Chain of Events

  • Map with Explanation and Analysis

  • Magazine or TV Advertisement or Infomercial

  • Restaurant Description and Menu

  • Travel Brochure Description

  • How-To or Directions Booklet

  • Receipts, Applications, Deeds, Budgets or Other Documents

  • Wedding, Graduation or Special Event Invitation

  • Birth Certificate

  • Local News Report

  • Pop-Up book

  • Review and Poster for a Movie, Book, or TV Program

  • Board Game or Trivial Pursuit with Answers and Rules

  • Comic Strip or Graphic Novel excerpt

  • Power Point/ Google Slides Presentation

  • Informational Video

  • Web Site

  • Future News Story

  • Letter to the Editor

  • Newspaper or Magazine Feature/Human Interest Story

  • Obituary, Eulogy or Tribute

  • News Program Story or Announcement

  • Tabloid Article

Digital Product Options for Student Choice!

Student choice builds engagement due to increased relevance. Allowing students to choose their products to showcase their research gives them even more agency. Creating a rubric that is tied to the research process and the objectives will make product choice possible. Here is a brief list of possible digital options.



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