Writing Genres

Given genre's role in constructing as well as reflecting situations and contexts, as
I discussed in the first chapter of this volume, the genres students acquire—or do
not acquire—in writing courses will also shape how they view new situations ...

Author: Amy J Devitt

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809387380

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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In Writing Genres, Amy J. Devitt examines genre from rhetorical, social, linguistic, professional, and historical perspectives and explores genre's educational uses, making this volume the most comprehensive view of genre theory today. Writing Genres does not limit itself to literary genres or to ideas of genres as formal conventions but additionally provides a theoretical definition of genre as rhetorical, dynamic, and flexible, which allows scholars to examine the role of genres in academic, professional, and social communities. Writing Genres demonstrates how genres function within their communities rhetorically and socially, how they develop out of their contexts historically, how genres relate to other types of norms and standards in language, and how genres nonetheless enable creativity. Devitt also advocates a critical genre pedagogy based on these ideas and provides a rationale for first-year writing classes grounded in teaching antecedent genres.

Teaching Writing Genres Across the Curriculum

RATIONALE FOR TEACHING A GENRE STUDY I often explain to my graduate
students that current writing practice suggests three components to teaching a
writing program (Calkins, 1994; Graves, 1983; Weaver, 1996). They include the ...

Author: Susan Lee Pasquarelli

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607526834

Category: Education

Page: 225

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This volume showcases the efforts of real teachers using the teaching events from real middle school classrooms. Included is the work of eight hardworking middle school teachers who are convinced that the form and function of genre is a way to teach writing across the middle school curriculum. Each chapter contains sample lessons, protocols, classroom instructional materials, and assessment tools to provide middle school teachers with an approach to explore rigorous expository writing instruction in their own classrooms.

Academic Writing Philosophy and Genre

Philosophical texts display a variety of literary forms: there are many different
philosophical genres that have developed over the years which are peculiar to
and transcend their age: letters, the treatise, the thesis, the confession, the
meditation, ...

Author: Michael A. Peters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405194006

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This book investigates how philosophical texts display a variety of literary forms and explores philosophical writing and the relation of philosophy to literature and reading. Discusses the many different philosophical genres that have developed, among them letters, the treatise, the confession, the meditation, the allegory, the essay, the soliloquy, the symposium, the consolation, the commentary, the disputation, and the dialogue Shows how these forms of philosophy have conditioned and become the basis of academic writing (and assessment) within both the university and higher education more generally Explores questions of philosophical writing and the relation of philosophy to literature and reading

Writing for Video Game Genres

I approached writers who have non-trivial experience in each video game genre,
and I've asked them to go there. Sit down and put on paper exactly what it is that
makes writing for an FPS so different from writing for an MMO. Instead of moping

Author: Wendy Despain

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439875391

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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This book, written and edited by members of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Game Writing Special Interest Group, follows the acclaimed Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing to deliver practical advice from seasoned veterans on the special challenges of writing for first-person shooter games (FPS), role-playing games (R

Student Writing and Genre

Cope, B. and Kalantzis, M. (1993), 'Introduction: how a genre approach to literacy
can transform the way writing is taught', in B. Cope and M. Kalantizis (eds), The
Powers of Literacy. London: Falmer Press, pp. 1–21. Crème, P. (2005), 'Should ...

Author: Fiona English

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441171214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 647


This book is about how genres affect the ways students understand and engage with their disciplines, offering a fresh approach to genre by using affordances as a key aspect in exploring the work of first year undergraduates who were given the task of reworking an essay by using a different genre. Working within a social semiotic frame of reference, it uses the notion of genre as a clear, articulated tool for discussing the relationship between knowledge and representation. It provides pedagogical solutions to contentions around 'genres', 'disciplines', 'academic discourses' and their relation to student learning, identity and power, showing that, given the opportunity to work with different genres, students develop new ways of understanding and engaging with their disciplines. Providing a strong argument for why a wider repertoire of genres is desirable at university, this study opens up new possibilities for student writing, learning and assessment. It will appeal to teachers, subject specialists, researchers and postgraduates interested in higher education studies, academic literacies, writing in the disciplines and applied linguistics.

Academic Writing and Genre

The first part undertakes a discussion of a proposed approach to examining
social genres and the types of knowledge that they draw upon. Part of this
discussion involves suggestions of ways in which novice writers can deconstruct
the social ...

Author: Ian Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441136473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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The focus of this book is the use of genre-based approaches to teaching academic writing. Genre-based courses enable second language learners to integrate their linguistic, organisational and contextual knowledge in a variety of different tasks. The book reviews pedagogical approaches to genre through English for Specific Purposes and Systemic Functional Linguistics to present a synthesis of the current research being undertaken in the field. From this theoretical base, Ian Bruce proposes a new model of genre-based approaches to academic writing, and analyses the ways in which this can be implemented in pedagogy and curriculum design. Academic Writing and Genre is a cutting-edge monograph which will be essential reading for researchers in applied linguistics.

Developing Strategic Young Writers Through Genre Instruction

Writing genres. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. Fitzgerald, J. (
2000). On distances: From campus to first grade and back again. The Phi Delta
Kappan, 81, 455–461. Fitzgerald, J. (2013). Constructing instruction for struggling

Author: Zoi A. Philippakos

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462540556

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 540


"Chapter 1 contains a definition and explanation of genre-based strategy instruction with self-regulation for kindergarten through grade 2. In Chapter 2, we discuss writing purposes and the writing process, and we provide explanations about how to make connections between reading and writing under the larger umbrella concept of genre. In Chapter 3, we explain the strategy for teaching strategies, which is the instructional blueprint for using this book and for the development of additional genre-based lessons. Chapters 4 to 6 are instructional chapters and include the lessons and resources for responses to reading, opinion writing, procedural writing, and story writing. Chapter 7 includes guidelines for sentence writing and application of oral language in grammar instruction"--

Great Genre Writing Lessons

Using This Book Welcome to Great Genre Writing Lessons ! The ready - to - go
lessons in this book cover the following genres : how - to writing , informational
reports and essays , personal narratives , fictional narratives , and persuasive ...

Author: Heather Clayton

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439267242

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Guide students through each step of the writing process?from selecting topics to publishing polished pieces! Step-by-step lessons and reproducibles cover five genres: ?how-to” pieces, fictional and personal narratives, informational reports and essays, and persuasive writing. Teachers will also find graphic organizers, rubrics and checklists, examples of students' writing, extension activities, and helpful hints for managing writers' workshop. For use with Grades 4-8.

Writing the Four Blocks Way Grades K 6

This chapter focuses on students' understanding and control of genre elements.
There are many different genres or types of writing, and each one must be
learned separately. By the time students finish elementary school, most teachers

Author: Patricia M. Cunningham

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781604184136

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 863


Write on! Writing the Four-Blocks(R) Way gives teachers of grades K–6 a glimpse into writing classrooms throughout the school year. This resource includes ideas for setting up a writing classroom, motivating students to write and keep writing, teaching reading through writing, supporting struggling writers, and teaching different genres. This 240-page book supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model and features lessons on editing, revising, sharing, and publishing.

Academic Writing

This unique interdisciplinary text and reader introduces students to the multiple genres of academic writing across the curriculum.

Author: Mary Kay Mulvaney

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: IND:30000101902108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 534

View: 340


This unique interdisciplinary text and reader introduces students to the multiple genres of academic writing across the curriculum. Academic Writing is the first text to offer a discussion of academic genres and writing-to-learn and learning-to-write in college; an explanation of genre practices and conventions across the disciplines; annotated examples of student papers across the disciplines written in response to actual college assignments; instruction in research, writing from sources, and documentation; and thematic clusters of professional readings as engaging examples of published academic writing. Academic Writing will prepare students in all academic disciplines to succeed in today¿s challenging world of writing?both in the classroom and in the workplace beyond.

Writing Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners K 8

Writing. Genres. Description,. Exposition,. and. Persuasion. Mr. Kerry was
assigned to teach fifth grade after spending 8 years as a fourth- grade teacher.
He was reluctant to begin the new grade level because he knew his students
would be ...

Author: Susan Davis Lenski

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606236666

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 907


Many English language learners (ELLs) require extra support to become successful writers. This book helps teachers understand the unique needs of ELLs and promote their achievement by adapting the effective instructional methods they already know. Engaging and accessible, the book features standards-based lesson planning ideas, examples of student work, and 15 reproducible worksheets, rubrics, and other useful materials. It describes ways to combine instruction in core skills with ample opportunities to write and revise in different genres. Invaluable guidance is provided for assessing ELLs' writing development at different grade levels and language proficiency levels. This book will be valuable for teachers in general education and ESL classrooms; literacy specialists and coaches; graduate students in literacy and ESL programs. It will also serve as a text in graduate-level courses such as Writing Instruction, Teaching English Language Learners, and Teaching English as a Second Language.

Genre and Second Language Writing

Recognizing their importance, few teachers now neglect text structure or the
importance of context in teaching writing, and familiar process methods co-exist
with genre techniques in many L2 classrooms. Despite the established
significance of ...

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030149

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 509


Second language students not only need strategies for drafting and revising to write effectively, but also a clear understanding of genre so that they can appropriately structure their writing for various contexts. Over that last decade, increasing attention has been paid to the notion of genre and its central place in language teaching and learning. Genre and Second Language Writing enters into this important debate, providing an accessible introduction to current theory and research in the area of written genres-and applying these understandings to the practical concerns of today's EFL/ESL classroom. Each chapter includes discussion and review questions and small-scale practical research activities. Like the other texts in the popular Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers, this book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing.

Variation Across Speech and Writing

In the present chapter, the similarities and differences among genres are
considered with respect to each of these dimensions, and the overall relations
among genres in speech and writing are specified by consideration of all
dimensions ...

Author: Douglas Biber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521425565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

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This widely acclaimed empirical study uses a factor analysis to identify six dimensions of variation on the basis of linguistic co-occurence patterns.

Genre Frames and Writing in Research Settings

Genre. The notion of genre has been discussed in a range of different areas,
including folklore studies, linguistic anthropology, the ethnography of
communication, conversational analysis, rhetoric, literary theory, the sociology of
language, and ...

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027250582

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This book presents a perspective on genre based on what it is that leads users of a language to recognise a communicative event as an instance of a particular genre. Key notions in this perspective are those of prototype, inheritance, and intertextuality; that is, the extent to which a text is typical of the particular genre, the qualities or properties that are inherited from other instances of the communicative event, and the ways in which a text is influenced by other texts of a similar kind. The texts which form the basis of this discussion are drawn from experimental research reporting in English. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Approaches to genre 3. Genre and frames 4. A sample analysis: Writing up research 5. Summary and conclusions.

Writing Genre Fiction

"Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft" is the book I was looking for when I set out on my quest to learn how to write fiction. It is an attempt to share what I learned from my research.

Author: H. Thomas Milhorn

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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Several years ago, after many years of writing nonfiction, I decided to write a novel-a medical thriller in the mold of Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, and Michael Palmer. The problem was that, although I knew how to write and had received a number of awards for nonfiction works, I didn't know the how to write fiction. So, before putting fingers to keyboard I did a thorough search of the literature, which included reading numerous books and hundreds of website articles. What I discovered was that there simply wasn't one good source from which to learn the craft of writing genre fiction. "Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft" is the book I was looking for when I set out on my quest to learn how to write fiction. It is an attempt to share what I learned from my research. It covers the six key elements of genre fiction; the various genres and subgenres; a large number of genre-fiction writing techniques; plot, subplots, and parallel plots; structure; scene and sequel; characterization; dialogue; emotions; and body language. It also covers additional information about copyrighting and plagiarism, where to get ideas, manuscript formatting and revision, and query letters and synopses. In addition, an appendix covers a large number of grammar tips.

Real World Writing for Secondary Students

Genres of Power. Although genres are always evolving (Freedman, 1993; Miller,
1984), as Smagorinsky et al. (2010) suggest, certain genres of writing hold power
and affect students' academic success and their everyday lives at the high ...

Author: Jessica Singer Early

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772355

Category: Education

Page: 145

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One of the most important ways to scaffold a successful transition from high school to college is to teach real-world, gate-opening writing genres, such as college admission essays. This book describes a writing workshop for ethnically and linguistically diverse high school students, where students receive instruction on specific genre features of the college admission essay. The authors present both the theoretical grounding and the concrete strategies teachers crave, including an outline of specific workshop lessons, teaching calendars, and curricular suggestions. This text encourages secondary teachers to think of writing as a vital tool for all students to succeed academically and professionally. Appropriate for courses and teacher professional development, this accessible book: Reconceptualizes the ways in which writing can best serve marginalized students.Examines research-based curricular and teaching approaches for the secondary school classroom.Provides a writing workshop framework for creating a college admissions essay complete with lesson-planning materials, activities, handouts, bibliographic resources, and more.Includes student perspectives and work samples, offering insight into the lives and struggles of diverse adolescents. “In this important book, Jessica Early and Meredith DeCosta describe a readily replicable set of activities that provides motivated, meaningful opportunities for writing development and helps potential first-generation higher education students gain university admission.” —From the Foreword by Charles Bazerman, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara “This is a book about opening doors, about demystifying writing tasks that can keep many students on the outside. The authors take on a major writing challenge—the college application essay—and through careful instruction help students use their real life stories to master it. It is teaching at its best, and democracy at its best.” —Thomas Newkirk, University of New Hampshire “This groundbreaking book has the best qualities of an exemplary research study while also providing us with a handbook of practical wisdom and engaging lessons for teaching writing to a diverse population of secondary students. It is certain to inspire and instruct all English teachers and composition researchers who care about helping traditionally marginalized and underprepared students discover and demonstrate that they are qualified to enter college.” —Sheridan Blau, Teachers College, Columbia University

Genre A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen

1. MISCEllANEouS. GENRES. AND. HyBRIDS. Expressionism. This is a hybrid of
the Chivalric Romance and Tragedy, but with a significant tonal variation. It
occurred because artists wanted an alternative to realism. The protagonist has a

Author: Andrew Tidmarsh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408184936

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 198


What makes tragedy tragic? What makes comedy comic? What does Much Ado About Nothing have in common with When Harry Met Sally? Seneca with Desperate Housewives? Goldoni with Frasier? In Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen Andrew Tidmarsh explores these questions and more. Investigating how the relationship between form and content brings endless discoveries and illuminations about how narrative works, this entertaining and accessible book looks at how storytelling in film and theatre has evolved and how an appreciation of form can bring the writer, director or actor a solid foundation and a sense of security, which ultimately assists the creative process. Including genre-specific exercises in every chapter helping the reader to write and devise, Genre: A Guide to Writing for Stage and Screen is for all those with an interest in story and can be used by writers, actors and directors alike ? whether students or experienced professionals ? to make the blank page appear less terrifying.

Genre based Automated Writing Evaluation for L2 Research Writing

The chapter begins witha description ofthe context, first explaining the
procedureby which graduate students are generally placed in the targeted writing
course. Then, I elaborate on the pedagogical approach of this course, providing ...

Author: E. Cotos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137333377

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 407


Research writing and teaching is a great challenge for novice scholars, especially L2 writers. This book presents a compelling and much-needed automated writing evaluation (AWE) reinforcement to L2 research writing pedagogy.

The Write Genre

Conversely, we can encourage writers to keep their buddies alive and to
remember that their writing should be suitable ... Introducing students to the
genres and writing activities in this book will extend their skills – and, we hope,
their interests.


Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551388168

Category: Electronic books

Page: 168

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Genre and Women s Life Writing in Early Modern England

This volume engages with new critical methods to make innovative connections between canonical and non-canonical writing; in so doing, it helps to shape the future of scholarship on early modern women.

Author: Michelle M. Dowd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317129363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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By taking account of the ways in which early modern women made use of formal and generic structures to constitute themselves in writing, the essays collected here interrogate the discursive contours of gendered identity in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. The contributors explore how generic choice, mixture, and revision influence narrative constructions of the female self in early modern England. Collectively they situate women's life writings within the broader textual culture of early modern England while maintaining a focus on the particular rhetorical devices and narrative structures that comprise individual texts. Reconsidering women's life writing in light of recent critical trends-most notably historical formalism-this volume produces both new readings of early modern texts (such as Margaret Cavendish's autobiography and the diary of Anne Clifford) and a new understanding of the complex relationships between literary forms and early modern women's 'selves'. This volume engages with new critical methods to make innovative connections between canonical and non-canonical writing; in so doing, it helps to shape the future of scholarship on early modern women.