List of Genres | Descriptions of Genres
Before you choose your genres, first know what you want to say. Think of an idea that is not expressed fully in your overview or transcript. Ask yourselves, "whose voice needs to be heard?" Maybe you will create a fictional character to help you say what you need to say. ALWAYS read the directions for the genres you pick. Don't just assume you know what you're doing. Some of the genres have restrictions.
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This list was originally compiled by Dawn Hogue and Ruth Wollersheim
|autobiography||diary||interview||one act play||song/ballad|
Use the one provided as a sample. Create your own application to fit your purpose.
|personal commentary||travel poster|
Do not write a thank you note to your interviewee. Instead, use a letter to give your readers more information about your topic.
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Use Photo Story 3 software to create a audio/visual "video." You must narrate the story the pictures tell.
|book jacket||informative essay||mandala||photo gallery/album|
|campaign speech||narrative essay||
You need to create your own map.
Template to print
Test your readers on facts from your historical overview.
|CD cover||eyewitness account||menu||radio broadcast|
|collage||greeting card||movie review||resume|
Be sure to understand how to write a news article. You have to follow news style.
Create a character through whose voice this genre is "heard"
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Choose any type of poem for your project. Here is a list of suggestions: