"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.
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.