Demonstrating understanding of genre

29 Jun

Sometimes students find it confronting to construct a piece of creative writing from scratch.  This is particularly the case when students are being asked to write in a way that conforms to the requirements of a genre with which they are not familiar.  One way around this is to start small, asking students to appropriate a small section of a familiar text, infusing into it elements of the genre studied.  Students could then write a reflection, explaining how effective the modified text is as an example of the genre studied.

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