Incorporating different genres is important for the reading and writing process, Choice engages and empowers young writers, It is imperative that teachers meet the needs of diverse learners by offering them diverse approaches to writing., Students have their own great stories to tell., Teachers need to bring real issues that urban students face each day to the forefront such as drugs, violence, gangs, etc.
Students' strengths are addressed through Multigenre writing. For instance, if one student loves poetry, he or she is able to express themselves through poems while another student might tell about his or her self through a memoir., Having students keep a writer's notebook is a great way for them to reflect on certain events in the world and their lives and on novels or other pieces of literature they have just read., Current Event writing offers students an opportunity to "get up to date" with what is going on in the world and to comment on it., The "Crossing the Line" activity was great. Students chose to "cross the line" in their classrrom, based on their values and beliefs. The acitivity shows that there is always an opposing view point to consider when it comes to persuasion., Multigenre writing is composed of many different parts., When students "mine for a topic," they tap into their own mood and memories, and re-read their writing notebooks to gather ideas for writing., A "Dear Abby" column can serve as great form of Multigenre writing for students.
It was not loaded with a plethora of new information., In the first video, only two teachers' classrooms were shown., Neither video showed any student opposition to the writing tasks. Although I am sure they knew they were being filmed and thus, were on their best behavior, the teachers did not talk in-depth about what they do when students do not want to take part in specific writing activities.
The more excited students are about writing, the better their final products will turn out.