Writing Genres

Rather than being artificial genres serving only composition courses, the genres
students acquire in our writing classes serve as antecedent genres when
students move into other contexts—into discipline-specific courses, into
workplaces, ...

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

Have students read an exemplary piece written in the genre you are teaching to
help their understanding of what the genre “looks like.” 2. Using the inquiry
method of instruction, have students debrief the elements or characteristics of 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.

D H Lawrence and Literary Genres

D . H . Lawrence and Literary Genres Simonetta de Filippis Lawrence was a very
productive , eclectic artist and his works cover most literary genres : fiction and
short fiction , poetry and theatre , travel and prose writing , biography and literary

Author: Nick Ceramella


ISBN: STANFORD:36105121321108

Category: Literary form

Page: 324

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The Literary Genres of Edmund Burke

The literary genres of Edmund Burke: the political uses of literary form/Frans De
Bruyn. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Burke, Edmund, 1729-
1797 — Technique. 2. Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797 — Contributions in political ...

Author: Frans De Bruyn


ISBN: UOM:39015040733522

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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This study brings a literary perspective to bear upon Edmund Burke's political writings. De Bruyn recontextualizes Burke's writings by exploring what the eighteenth century understood by the term `literature' and by demonstrating how thoroughly he relies on the dominant literary discourses of his time, especially the satire and georgic/didactic modes, in composing his speeches and polemics.

Writing about Reading

From Book Talk to Literary Essays, Grades 3-8 Janet Angelillo. Genres of Writing
About Reading book review author profile literary commentary readers read
these genres to help them shape their reading lives , to expand their thinking ,
and to ...

Author: Janet Angelillo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39015057019856

Category: Education

Page: 149

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Janet Angelillo introduces us to an entirely new way of thinking about writing about reading. She shows us how to teach students to manage all the thinking and questioning that precedes their putting pen to paper. More than that, she offers us smarter ways to have students write about their reading that can last them a lifetime. She demonstrates how students' responses to reading can start in a notebook, in conversation, or in a read aloud lead to thinking guided by literary criticism reflect deeper text analysis and honest writing processes result in a variety of popular genres--book reviews, author profiles, commentaries, editorials, and the literary essay. She even includes tools for teaching-day-by-day units of study, teaching points, a sample minilesson, and lots of student examples-plus chapters on yearlong planning and assessment. Ensure that your students will be readers and writers long after they leave you. Get them enthused and empowered to use whatever they read-facts, statistics, the latest book--as fuel for writing in school and in their working lives. Read Angelillo.

Evaluating Writing

Informed by this new research , let me define " genres " as types of writing
produced every day in our culture , types of writing that make possible certain
kinds of learning and social interaction . This definition still surprises me . For so
long had I ...

Author: Charles Raymond Cooper

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UCSC:32106011356000

Category: Education

Page: 408

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Intended to guide writing teachers through the complexities of evaluation, the essays in this collection represent a variety of approaches to evaluation. The essays display, however, some common beliefs about what is fundamentally important to writing teachers' work--specifically, the need: to distinguish between "grading" and "evaluation"; to develop the ability to describe students' writing; to connect teaching and evaluation; and to continually reexamine assumptions and practices that guide evaluation. Following an introduction by the editors, the 17 essays and their authors are, as follows: (1) "Assessing Thinking: Glimpsing a Mind at Work" (Lee Odell); (2) "What We Know about Genres, and How It Can Help Us Assign and Evaluate Writing" (Charles R. Cooper); (3) "Audience Considerations for Evaluating Writing" (Phyllis Mentzell Ryder, Elizabeth Vander Lei, and Duane H. Roen); (4) "Coaching Writing Development: Syntax Revisited, Options Explored" (William Strong); (5) "Cohesion and Coherence" (Martha Kolln); (6) "Assessing Portfolios" (Sandra Murphy); (7) "How to Read a Science Portfolio" (Denise Stavis Levine); (8) "Using Writing to Assess Mathematics Pedagogy and Students' Understanding" (Richard S. Millman); (9) "Evaluating Student Writing about History" (Kathleen Medina); (10) "Evaluating Students' Response Strategies in Writing about Literature" (Richard W. Beach); (11) "Evaluating the Writing of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: The Case of the African American Vernacular English Speaker" (Arnetha F. Ball); (12) "Latino ESL Students and the Development of Writing Abilities" (Guadalupe Valdes and Patricia Anloff Sanders); (13) "Texts in Contexts: Understanding Chinese Students' English Compositions" (Guanjun Cai); (14) "Reflective Reading: Developing Thoughtful Ways To Respond to Students' Writing" (Chris M. Anson); (15) "Creating a Climate for Portfolios" (Sandra Murphy and Mary Ann Smith); (16) "Integrating Reading and Writing in Large-Scale Assessment" (Fran Claggett); and (17) "Let Them Experiment: Accommodating Diverse Discourse Practices in Large-Scale Writing Assessment" (Roxanne Mountford). (NKA)

Writing for Life

Clearly the notion of a genre is not confined to writing , but from now on we will
focus on writing and so for practical purposes we can think of a genre as a kind of
writing . Moreover , we will be focussing mainly on those written genres likely to ...

Author: Primary English Teaching Association (Australia)

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: STANFORD:36105030880335

Category: Education

Page: 120

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In recent years thee has been renewed interest in writing in the primary schools and the process approach has made a big impact on children and their teachers. Yet are we making the most of this approach? Is there not a risk that process writing will just be indentified with story writing and forfeit its potential for writing in all areas of the curriculum? Are our children learning to use the different kinds of writing that they will need in the course of their education and their lives? The contributors to this book, who include several practising teachers, argue that children should be taught how to write in the various genres or kinds of writing that are needed. Drawing on their own experiences, they show how teachers can develop their teaching of writing to realise the full potential of the process approach and at the same time maintain its vitality.

School Writing

Some writers have identified speech and writing ' genres ' essential for success in
schools and have proposed that they should be taught to pupils . However , in
our view , the use of the concept ' genre ' carries dangers with it . In Chapter 1 ...

Author: Yanina Sheeran


ISBN: UOM:39015020652874

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Many children who seem to understand what they are taught in lessons go on to produce written work that is inadequate. This text, written for secondary school teachers, offers an analysis of classroom writing, revealing the rules and expectations which pupils have to satisfy whenever they write.

Teaching Writing

Charles Cooper , in an article titled “ What We Know about Genres , " writes , “
Written genres appear inevitably , predictably , in any literate society or culture .
They are not imposed from above by an elite , nor are they isolated from social ...

Author: Mary Frances Claggett

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UVA:X004906814

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Re Writing Craft

I do not intend genre here to be understood in a purely formalistic sense — the
sense in which , traditionally , poetry , fiction , and drama have been marked off
as “ the literary genres . ” I prefer instead Mikhail Bakhtin ' s concept of “ speech ...

Author: Tim Mayers


ISBN: UCSC:32106018082963

Category: Education

Page: 188

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(Re)Writing Craft focuses on the gap that exists in many English departments between creative writers and compositionists on one hand, and literary scholars on the other, in an effort to radically transform the way English studies are organized and practiced today. In proposing a new form of writing he calls "craft criticism," Mayers, himself a compositionist and creative writer, explores the connections between creative writing and composition studies programs, which currently exist as separate fields within the larger and more amorphous field of English studies. If creative writing and composition studies are brought together in productive dialogue, they can, in his view, succeed in inverting the common hierarchy in English departments that privileges interpretation of literature over the teaching of writing.

I E Harbrace Guide to Writing

Literary genres are no different . Some genres are timeless and culturally
universal ( drama and poetry , for instance ) ; others have developed within a
specific period and culture ( detective fiction is a recent Western cultural
phenomenon ) .

Author: Glenn


ISBN: 1428230270



View: 881


Writing for Accountants

Genre Prescribed mode of communication (i.e., engagement letter, interoffice
memo, promotional brochure). ... Writing. Genres. of. Accountancy. Like other
businesspersons, accountants employ numerous conventional genres of
business, ...

Author: Aletha S. Hendrickson

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 0538830409

Category: Accounting

Page: 310

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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.

Teaching Life Writing Texts

Generic Approaches The essays in part 1 describe courses in which life writing
genres — their working definitions , histories , problems , and critical and
theoretical literature - provide the starting point for the instructors ' pedagogic and
textual ...

Author: Miriam Fuchs

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America

ISBN: 0873528204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 409

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The past thirty years have witnessed a rapid growth in the number and variety of courses and programs that study life writing from literary, philosophical, psychological, and cultural perspectives. The field has evolved from the traditional approach that biographies and autobiographies were always about prominent people—historically significant persons, the nobility, celebrities, writers—to the conception of life writing as a genre of interrogation and revelation. The texts now studied include memoirs, testimonios, diaries, oral histories, genealogies, and group biographies and extend to resources in the visual and plastic arts, in films and videos, and on the Internet. Today the tensions between canonical and emergent life writing texts, between the famous and the formerly unrepresented, are making the study of biography and autobiography a far more nuanced and multifarious activity. This volume in the MLA series Options for Teaching builds on and complements earlier work on pedagogical issues in life writing studies. Over forty contributors from a broad range of educational institutions describe courses for every level of postsecondary instruction. Some writers draw heavily on literary and cultural theory; others share their assignments and weekly syllabi. Many essays grapple with texts that represent disability, illness, abuse, and depression; ethnic, sexual and racial discrimination; crises and catastrophes; witnessing and testimonials; human rights violations; and genocide. The classes described are taught in humanities, cultural studies, social science, and language departments and are located in, among other countries, the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany, Eritrea, and South Africa.

The Write Genre

The book offers chapters devoted to the writing process, writing workshop, and using rubrics for instruction and assessment.

Author: Lori Jamison Rog

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381725

Category: Education

Page: 168

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How do we make writing meaningful to students? A leading educator and a popular novelist present a refreshing exploration of how the challenges of professional writers can give students new insights into writing. The Write Genre presents a balanced approach to writing workshops in grades 3–9. It provides hands-on activities that focus on all stages of the writing process, with teacher-directed assignments and self-selected writing lessons that emphasize writing to learn. These unique lessons are designed to help students write with a concrete purpose and audience in mind and complete assignments that are more focused and authentic. Organized around six writing genres, more than fifty mini-lessons deal with specific skills that help students write effective fiction and nonfiction in such genres as: personal memoir— from techniques involving a personal memoir timeline and organizer to great ways to start, create powerful paragraphs, and cut the clutter; fictional narrative— from character, plot, and dialogue to point of view and conflict resolution; informational report— from strategies for reading nonfiction and K-W-L-S organizers to adding voice and style; opinion piece— from loaded words and other persuasive writing techniques to business letters and topical issues; procedural writing —from incorporating visuals and interviewing experts to techniques for writing imperative sentences; poetry – from teaching the "tools" and specific forms of poetry to creating a poetry anthology. For easy classroom implementation, the key elements of many mini-lessons are also presented in reproducible pages, including frameworks, organizers, prompts, checklists, and grids. The book offers chapters devoted to the writing process, writing workshop, and using rubrics for instruction and assessment. The concluding chapter pulls all the threads together with a multi-genre project that involves students in using the skills they have learned throughout the school year.

Writing for Real

Although when most people think of literary genres , they tend to think of fiction ,
drama , or poetry , the most widely encompassing literary genre is actually
nonfiction prose . Included in this category are essays and book - length works
that are ...

Author: Carolyn Ross

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106017373231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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Looks at similarities and differences of writing in academic contexts and in community-based contexts.

Reading Into Writing

Emily Martin ' s article demonstrates the rich play of genre in professional writing .
Expert writers need to display proficiency so they can make points forcefully by
pushing against the very conventions that sustain their communities .

Author: Wendy Bishop

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321010272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything -- the dark, heights, the ocean -- but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is until Justine goes cliff diving one night near the family's vacation house in Winter Harbor, Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day. Vanessa's parents want to work through the tragedy by returning to their everyday lives back in Boston, but Vanessa can't help feeling that her sister's death was more than an accident. After discovering that Justine never applied to colleges, and that she was secretly in a relationship with longtime family friend Caleb Carmichael, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor to seek some answers. But when Vanessa learns that Caleb has been missing since Justine's death, she and Caleb's older brother, Simon, join forces to try to find him, and in the process, their childhood friendship blossoms into something more. Soon it's not just Vanessa who is afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes home to a string of fatal, water-related accidents... in which all the victims are found grinning from ear to ear. As Vanessa and Simon probe further into the connections between Justine's death and the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance, and that will change her life forever.

Writing Essays about Literature

THE LITERARY GENRES A good essay topic , in summary , needs to be thought
- provoking , meaningful , and narrowly focused . And it will almost always arise
from searching questions you ask about individual works . How do you come up ...

Author: Kelley Griffith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: UCSC:32106007612614

Category: Criticism

Page: 195

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Book Description: This widely used text provides invaluable guidelines for reading literature creatively. It presents various critical approaches to studying and evaluating the elements of literature, including fiction, drama and poetry.

The Necessary Illusion of Genres

More productive , I argue , are teachers who have a sophisticated awareness of
how genres influence discourse and of current theories -- foremost of which are
Kinneavy's , Moffett's , Britton's , and Beale's . GENRE Writing teachers and ...

Author: Irvin Peckham


ISBN: UCSD:31822007781438

Category: English language

Page: 498

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