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Being able to read and write in a variety of genres is a common requirement for today's students. Thinking Through Genre supports English teachers who seek to engage their students in genre studies in the reading and writing workshop. The book profiles six different units of study: memoir, feature article, editorial, short story, fairy tale, and response to literature. Each study is set in an individual fifth- through tenth-grade classroom and is described from its theoretical foundations, through the planning for the specific needs of the students, to the teaching, and finally evaluation.
Each chapter features:
The classroom-focused nature of this book brings each study to life while simultaneously encouraging readers to borrow, adapt, and change the ideas for their own classrooms. Whether teaching one of the genres profiled here or applying principles to a different unit of study, this book offers clear, research-based, pedagogically sound models that will be appreciated by teachers incorporating genre studies into their reading and writing workshops.
|List of Lessons|
|1||Teaching Genre in the Classroom||1|
|7||Response to Literature||242|
|App||Evaluating Student Work||271|
Posted May 15, 2010
I thought that this book was a perfect addition to writing or reading workshops. It takes a very interesting look into making these workshops more limited by genre but shows the learning that can happen if you do so. The lessons are interesting to read. I only wish that it had more to teach someone who has not had the opportunity to really teach a workshop yet. I've studied them in college but have yet to really put one into practice but plan to when I get my first job. However the author states that the books is for people who have a background in workshops.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.