The following multi-genre project is designed to be used with any novel and is intended for middle-grade students! This project is great for encouraging creative writing and is also an assessment tool for any novel.
A multi-genre project is a reading and writing project where students will study a novel. Students will then create a final product that features five pieces of writing that students will compose, each a different genre.
This product includes a project overview worksheet, brainstorming handout, genre list, and project outline as pre-writing activities.
Following all of the pre-writing activities, students will research model texts and complete a handout where they write down features of each genre. Then, using the model texts as a guide, students will create their pieces of writing, basing them off of details from the novel. There are reflection writing prompts for students to complete where they evaluate their performance on the project.
There is a complete example included at the conclusion of the project as a reference for students to use based on the novel The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.
Other resources include:
The One and Only Ivan Novel Unit
Nonfiction Reading Skills Bundle
Language Arts Graphic Organizers
Text Message Reading Skills Bundle