This coming week we'll be embarking on a genre study of short stories. This unit of study will take us up to the Thanksgiving break. Since memoir and short stories share so many elements, it will be great to see students using the techniques we discussed during the memoir study again.
I'm also hoping to expand our understanding of audience, purpose, and genre. During the memoir study, every student wrote a traditional, text-only piece; for this unit, I'm hoping to see a wider range of styles. Picture books and graphic stories will hopefully join our all-text pieces in our Fall writing celebration.