Multi-genre Projects (MGP) Spring 2010

This semester students chose to do their projects on Toning the Sweep by Angela Johnson, Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, or The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, so we had a rich discussion about characterization, setting, themes, conflict, and symbols without really having to beat the terms to death. That’s what I love about using things like the MGP as a tool to study literature, everything you need to explore (standards) comes up in an organic way. I asked the people who presented their projects if I could share 2 of their genres on my blog. Some agreed, so I am respectfully sharing them in the next couple of entries.

K.H. did her MGP on Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. The entire project was presented as a newsletter titled “Everlasting Times”. She included different sections such as announcements, an advice column, and weather. Here is a photo of an advertisement for water since that was essential to the plot and theme of the book.

Below is a photo of a concrete poem which also illuminates the significance of water in the novel.