Category Archive: Expand the Possibilities of Genres You Teach

ICYMI: Expand the Possibilities of the Genres You Teach

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What lies beyond the genres you teach? Here is a round-up of our posts from our February Blog Series designed to help you explore and expand all the possibilities!

The Importance of Knowing the Standards: Expand the Possibilities of Genres You Teach

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In expanding the possibilities of our different writing units, let us not forget the important guide points the Common Core State Standards – or whatever your local iteration of those standards are –  provide us. 

Opinion Writing: Expand the Possibilities of Genres You Teach

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When planning any genre study, we can ponder:  How can the experience children have with this genre become more like the experience they can have with it in the world? In doing so,… Continue reading

Using Technology in Informational Writing: Expand the Possibilities Blog Series

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There are times students need tools to grow, but then there are times when tools can create possibilities beyond expectations and inspire writers in new and creative ways. When I think about how… Continue reading

Moving Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay: Expand the Possibilities of the Genres You Teach

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Are students constrained when they write five-paragraph essays? If we change our working definition of essay writing, then we can teach beyond the five-paragraph essays we often see in schools.

Poetry Pathways: Expanding The Possibilities of Genres You Teach

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Instead of being delegated to April only, poetry can be a pathway. We can make the deliberate choice to lead our students down this road on our way to learning and sharing new information, telling a story, discovering a person from history, persuading others, playing with language, responding to reading, opportunities for collaboration, and alternatives to morning work. Poetry should be woven into the fabric of your curriculum and, can be the new road you travel down to reach many goals and objectives. Please include your favorite poetry titles in the Padlet linked in the post!

Narrative Writing: Expand the Possibilities of Genres You Teach

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So many stories, so many possibilities for weaving narrative writing into other genres– and so much fun we can have doing it!

The Writer’s Process: Expand the Possibilities of the Genres You Teach

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What do you find most challenging when it comes to the writing process? Have you considered a writer’s process as personal and unique or a step-by-step path rarely disrupted?

Expand the Possibilities of Genres You Teach Blog Series

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All week at Two Writing Teachers we will be writing about how we can expand the possibilities of the genres you teach throughout the year.