Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lesson: Four Types of Writing

After the Good vs. Bad Writing Lesson, I decided the review the four main types or reasons for writing.

I started students off with a Do Now asking them to list as many reasons as they could think of for why people write. After collecting student answers, I explained that a writer's reason for writing directly influences what type of writing he or she produces.

Next, a brief lecture on the four types of writing--narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and expository and whole-class practice identifying the four types.

Lastly, students began working on a student writing questionnaire that asked them to identify their writing strengths, weaknesses, interests, and more, which they would finish for homework.

I looked forward to using the answers provided on the questionnaires to tailor the rest of the writing seminar to student needs and interests.

Four Types of Writing Lesson:

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