Genre-Based Writing

What Every ESL Teacher Needs to Know
Christine M. Tardy


"Teachers commonly tell me at conferences that they wish they understood genre better or that they find the term a little confusing. My hope is that this small book might offer an accessible introduction to genre and genre-based writing instruction." ---Christine M. Tardy

In this short ebook, Tardy, author of Beyond Convention: Genre Innovation in Academic Writing (2016), defines genre and genre-based writing instruction and then:
  • describes the five principles of a genre-based pedagogy.
  • explains how to design genre-based writing activities.
  • provides strategies for exploring genre form (rhetorical moves) and content.
  • discusses various genre-related practices for the writing classroom.
  • explores social and rhetorical aspects of genre in the classroom.
  • explains how to play with genres (or genre play).
  • provides 7 general tips for bringing a genre approach into the writing classroom.
  Several application activities and specific suggestions for classroom tasks are included.

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  • Ebook
  • 2019
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-12626-2

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  • genre, genre knowledge, genre awareness, genre analysis, teaching writing, academic writing, composing processes, writing instruction, scaffolding, genre-based tasks, rhetorical moves, linguistic analysis, genre play, parody, discourse communities