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- How to Write
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- 12 January 2012
Can be used to aid students in understanding and experimenting with genre conventions. Students write down their memories of a past holiday they have been on, good or bad. Students are then put into groups of three. Each group is given a specific fiction genre to work with. Students can choose one of the holiday memoirs in their group to transform into a genre story corresponding to the genre they were assigned. Students swap genres with another group and re-write the story (perhaps just focusing on openings) according to the rules and conventions of that genre. Which genre suits their story most effectively? Can students now write their own genre specific story in full?
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