ABSTRACT

The multigenre project was enticed by the idea of students exploring many genres of writing while focusing on one topic. Tom Romano, who is known quite well for his work with multigenre, discussed his views on the topic in teaching the Neglected 'R': Rethinking Writing Instruction in Secondary Classrooms. Choice, empowerment, pride, and growth are excellent ways to describe what happens with the multigenre project. Middle school students thrive when they have choices, helping them to take ownership of their learning. The multigenre project brings a whole new level to the world of research when students feel they have a say in the learning process and they feel pride in their work; this leads to academic growth in the student. The multigenre project allows students to experiment and implement different uses of language and explore the effect it can have.