“All-American Boys, The Hate U Give, and The Great Gatsby: The Process and Product of Multi-Genre in a High School English Methods Course” explains the process of teaching an eight-week multi-genre project to a high school English methods class and within the process highlights student’s representative examples. The cumulative assignment in the course aims to have a digital multi-genre project that they can serve as an exemplar to support their writing instruction as first-year teachers the following year. Bridging the author's voice with the student's voice, the MGP enhances student writing by showing that reading and writing can be relevant to their own lives and a powerful tool for self-expression.

Author Biography

Mary Beth Cancienne is a professor of English Education in the College of Education at James Madison University. She can be reached at cancieme@jmu.edu.

Bria Coleman teaches English at Broad Run High School in Loudoun County, Va. She can be reached at bria.coleman@lcps.org.

Kailyn Gilliam teaches language arts at Jack Jouett Middle School in Albemarle County, Va. She can be reached at kgilliam@k12albemarle.org.

Kristina Gooden teaches English at Wilson Memorial High School in Augusta County, Va.

She can be reached at gooden.km@augusta.k12.va.us.