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Week 6: Genre Study: Non-fiction and Multigenre Research
As writers: how is non-fiction similar to and different from the typical kinds of writing we typically write in school? What are the expectations of different genres?
As teachers of writing: in what ways do we develop students' capacity to write non-fiction? What genres are students expected to write in at different grade levels?
Exploring the idea of the essay
Definition of "essay" (verb) from OED
Extending memoir into Portfolio Piece #2 -
This I Believe
Read/Listen to at least three different TIB essays
Then, begin freewriting... choose at least three of your writing territories and try to write a few sentences on each one
Prepare a first draft for peer review next week and to share with Troy during your conference time the week after
Thinking through multigenre writing
Exploring an Unfamiliar Genre
Field Notes #1
Initial brainstorming and drafting
Homework and Announcements
Field Notes Summary #1 - please post before class to Google Docs
Calkins: 16 (Publication) and 19 (Assessment)
On page 332-3, Calkins has assessment rubrics. Using the two for "thoughtfullness" and "organization" provide a "score" for each of your 3 student samples.
Graves, Experiment with Portfolios (on Bb)
Sign up for conference time with Troy
Bring in three samples of student work (photocopies, no names)
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"