Working on a Multi-genre Project or Want Your Students to Have Writing Options? This is the handout for your students. This handout distinguishes the differences between mode and genre. It provides students the top four writing modes: narrative, expository, persuasive, and technical. Under each mode category the students are provided with several common writing genres that match the mode. For example: Narrative mode lists the genres of personal narrative, fairy tale, mystery, and more! The second page of this handout is a large list of numerous other writing options. Examples include: advice column, proposal, infomercial, and much more! Let your students enjoy all the possibilities that writing has to offer!