- Provide a short list
of examples of the genre and have all learners look at them.
- Discuss in class their
reactions; what they saw, what they liked, Use this to develop a vocabulary
for talking about this genre.
- Provide a longer list
of examples and have groups of learners divide up the task of looking at all
of them and identifying common themes, attibutes, or threads. Scaffold this
by providing a features chart to guide their reading and give them a place
to retain and organize their findings.
- Have a class discussion
debriefing the analysis and consolidating any discrepancies in analyses from
- Now ask groups of students
to use their analysis to create a new example of this genre based on their
analysis. Scaffold this by providing a storyboard, prompted writing page,
or other guide as appropriate.