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"Genre is a mask that can help you get across your story."

- Christopher Myers
Christopher Myers
First Steps A Shared Path Different Audiences Different Purposes
Usage and Mechanics Providing Feedback on Student Writing Learning from Professional Writers Writing in the 21st Century
Listen to: On the Web:
  • Stenhouse Publishers offers a comprehensive look at teaching genre in this article. Although written from the perspective of a middle grade teacher, the article makes salient points that apply to all levels of study.

  • The highly respected Purdue University Online Writing Lab offers links to many online resources for writing teachers and students.
In the Library:
  • Lattimer, Heather. Thinking Through Genre: Units of Study in Reading and Writing Workshops 4-12. Portland, ME: Stenhouse, 2003. Read a sample chapter.

  • Freedman, Aviva and Peter Madway, eds. Learning and Teaching Genre. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1994.

  • Johns, Ann, ed. Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers, 2002.

  • Macrorie, Ken. The I-Search Paper. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1988.

  • Romano, Tom. Blending Genre, Altering Style: Writing Multigenre Papers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000.

  • Romano, Tom. Clearing the Way: Working With Teenage Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1987.

  • Romano, Tom. Writing With Passion: Life Stories, Multiple Genres. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1987.
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