Teaching a multi-genre writing unit? Use this handout to guide students in their selection of genres for their project. This simple "Genre by Mode" chart will also help teachers select appropriate writing genres to teach for each mode (informative, narrative, informative/argument) of writing. While planning your writing units, consult a quick list of possible writing genres to teach. Will your narrative unit focus on memoir, tall tales, family history, or flash fiction? This chart will give you quick access to the possibilities for the required common core modes of writing.