- Find a Mentor Publication. So if your genre is a blog, find an example of a blog that you like and want to model your piece after, or a news article, etc. NOTE, it can be one of your sources or one of the pieces we have read/ watched this year! Write a BRIEF description of what you like about the mentor piece and what text features/ genre elements you might use from it.
- Answer the following questions about YOUR Genre! Be as specific as possible. If you can start to add examples and specifics it will help you with the drafting and writing process. That is going to be the next step.
The key elements of my genre are …. An example of my genre is …. (**FIND OTHER EXAMPLES**
In order to write an example of a ____ , I would have to include ____.
The tone should probably be ____ because ___.
I would / would not include images. I would / would not include facts / statistics….
I would / would not include expert opinions and quotations.
I would/ would not include text features like headings, bold print, italics, etc.
DESCRIBE whether you would INFORM your audience about your issue or PERSUADE them to see your point of view or ENTERTAIN them…
What is the MAIN message or KEY point you want to get across?