Genre handout for Students
|Topic Genre|| Writing
Topic Suggestions for Writing
These are all rough drafts and only a few will be handed in as good copy to be marked.
Description includes sensory images and specific details using transitions
|DESCRIPTION: Include lots of visual
and touch details
1. Describe your bedroom or your favorite room.
2. Your favorite place.
3. A teacher, relative or friend you will never forget
4. Your favorite pet or favorite type of animal.
5. Your favorite food or meal
6. A description of your choice.
|News Article||Write a newspaper article using columns in your word processor, to explain how to do several of these topics.||PROCESS :
1. How to stay in bed as late as possible but still get to school on time.
2. How to make the best TV snack (or a meal).
3. How to get along with ___________.
4. How to make ____________ (use a hobby)
5. How to pick the best place to eat.
6. How to get to your favorite place
|Comparison||Write a compare and contrast article.||COMPARING AND CONTRASTING:
1. The person you are and the person you would like to be.
2. Two different types of music or groups.
3. You and a friend.
4. Two fast foods places.
5. Two sports or two seasons.
6. Your choice of two things to compare.
|Review||Write a review of one of the following.||CLASSIFYING:
1. Movies -- good ones and bad ones.
2. Different groups in your school or community.
3. Different types of TV commercials.
4. The different types of _________ (shoes, skis etc.)
5. Special places in a city.
6. Your choice.
|Write A persuasive essay.||ARGUMENT: FOR AND AGAINST: Present both sides.
1. A school rule.
2. Capital punishment
3. Heavy metal music.
5. Speed limits on highways.
6. Minimum Age regulations for student's working. Or your choice.
Make up twenty interview questions
|DEFINITION: Always give examples
1. School is .........
2. Friendship is ..........
3. The most serious problems in society
4. A good movie is........
5. The best holiday is......
6. Your choice.
|Dialogue||Write several dialogues using proper quotation marks for one of the following.||DIALOGUE: Conversation- don't
forget your quotation marks.
1. You find a phone number you don't recognize in your pocket and decide to call. 2. Your friend told a secret- what do you say? What does he/she say?
3. You have an odd conversation with the person in the seat next to you on a plane.
4. You argue with your parents about being allowed to go to rink dances.
5. Your food suddenly starts to trying to talk you out of eating it.
|Letters||Write Letters to your friend and relatives||LETTERS There are many kinds of letters.
Practice by using these examples.
Letter to a new student in your class
|Poetry||Practice any type .||Shadow Poetry keeps a complete list of poems. Try several types.|