A Study of Multiple Genres Writing Curriculum
Unit 6: Genre Investigation – 1-2 weeks
Process descriptions teach students how to write with a purpose, and to adjust their writing to communicate effectively with an audience. Students need to understand that there are purposes for writing other than for the teacher to read and grade it.
Writing process descriptions has been found to be a successful alternative to the traditional research paper or teacher-based essay because this writing format allows students to explore their own interests and provide their own motivation toward the research involved.
Process descriptions also allow students to convey their message using alternative creative avenues such as making the decision to include pictures, photos, or by creating a video.
- Lesson 1: The Characteristics & Essential Components of How-To Writing
- Lesson 2: Audience & Vocabulary in How-To Writing with blank "How-To" text structure
- Lesson 3: Creating & Performing an Original “How-To” with blank graphic organizer