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"I always found that reading and writing in the same genre allows students to really understand its conventions.

- Lori Mayo
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  • Want to brush up on your understandings and use of nonfiction genre in the classroom? Explore this hypertext, written by David Wray when he was a professor at the University of Exeter in England. Wray now lectures at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.

  • English curricula throughout the country have always included exposing students to a variety of genre in both reading and writing.

    Which nonfiction genres do your student writers have a chance to explore and practice? Check all the boxes that apply.

        Autobiography
        Biography
        Informative essay
        Memoir
        Memoranda and other business correspondence
        Narrative nonfiction
        Newspaper articles
        Opinion essay
        Personal letters
        Persuasive essay
        Professional letters
        Research reports
        Web site materials
        Other  
     
    Which literary genres do your student writers have a chance to explore and practice? Check all the boxes that apply.

        Drama
        Fable
        Fantasy
        Fiction
        Fiction in verse
        Folklore
        Historical fiction
        Horror
        Humor
        Legend
        Mystery
        Poetry
        Science Fiction
        Short Story
        Other

  • What genres are "must-haves" in your curricula for young writers? With which genres have you had the most classroom success? Why? Share your ideas on Channel-Talk.

  • Multigenre writing projects have taken the place of the more-traditional research report in some English classes. To find out more about this kind of writing, explore this article.

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