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    More Resources on Genre Studies and Teaching Genre Studies
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    Teaching the Unfamiliar Genre: A Resource for Middle/Secondary Teachers
    Welcome to the Unfamiliar Genre Wiki! On this wiki, you will find resources for teaching a variety of genres to students in grades 4-12. All resources and materials have been carefully developed by a group of highly-qualified, creative middle-grades and secondary-level English language arts teachers.
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    genre?” mean?
    According to Cathy Fleisher and Sarah Andrew-Vaughn, authors of Writing Outside Your Comfort Zone: Helping Students Navigate Unfamiliar Genres, studying and composing unfamiliar genres "...has given our students a new understanding of and appreciation for the complexity and beauty of the act of writing" (2009, p.13). Quite simply, an "unfamiliar genre" is a genre with which a student feels uncomfortable creating. For example, some students may lack confidence in composing particular academic genres (e.g., research paper, analytical essay, etc.). Other students, however, may feel uncomfortable creating digital genres (e.g., blogs, wikis, text messages, etc.). A student's academic background, learning style, and comfort with the writing process in general determine which genres he/she may consider to be familiar or unfamiliar.

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Tuesday, June 5

  1. page Southern YA Literature edited * An introduction to the genre (definition, audience, purpose, conventions) 5th Grade Youth Ad…

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    Out of the Dust is a verse novel written by Karen Hesse. It was the winner of the Newbery Medal in 1998, Scott O'Dell Award, an ALA Notable Children's Book, an ALA "Best book", a School Library Journal "best book of the year", a Booklist "Editors' Choice" award, a Book Links "Lasting Connection", a Publishers Weekly "best book of the year", and a New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" selection.
    Set in Oklahoma during the years 1934-1935, this book tells the story of a family of farmers during the Dust Bowl years. Billie Jo being the main character, it goes into her own life and struggles. The structure of the novel is unusual in that the plot is advanced entirely through a series of free verse poems. Billie Jo Kelby, the main character, is described in the opening of the book as long-legged girl, thin and red-headed just like her father (she calls him Daddy). She was expected to be a boy, and her parents had named her so only to be surprised with a baby girl, hence the masculine name. She has a hunger for piano playing and a taste for apples. Billie Joe tells on how she knows her father wants to have a son instead of a daughter, but how he still loves her anyway. The opening of the book also describes the dust storms causing trouble on farms, Mad Dog Craddock who is a boy who Billie Jo has feelings for and academically rivals.
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    Citation: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal

    Curtis, C. P. (1999). Bud, Not Buddy. New York, New York: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
    Bud, Not Buddy is a 1999 children's novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. The book is the winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award that is given in recognition of outstanding African-American authors.
    Bud, Not Buddy is the story of ten-year old Bud Caldwell, an orphan living in Flint, Michigan in 1937 during the Great Depression. Since the death of his mother, four years earlier, Bud has been living in an orphanage, as well as short stints in several foster homes. All he has of his mother are a bag of rocks and a photograph of his mother as a child and four fliers that show Herman E. Calloway and the Dusky Devastators playing in different places one of which is in Flint, Michigan. The story opens with Bud being placed with a new foster family, the Amoses, where Bud soon meets Todd Amos, their tormenting and abusive twelve year old son. After a fight with Todd, Bud is forced to spend the night in the garden shed where he is stung by hornets. After extricating himself from the shed, he causes Todd to wet the bed with warm water, and rather than returning to the orphanage, he decides to seek out Herman E. Calloway. With suitcase in hand, Bud starts walking the 2 miles to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Andrew Jackson lives.
    This novel is very typical for young adult literature. This novel is geared towards young boys who love to read. I love this sample because it describes the place and location in which my grandfather grew up. This novel took place around the same time that my grandfather was growing up. I did learn that my grandfather could recognize actually some of the places mentioned in this novel.
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    Citation: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal
    Park, L. S. (2001). A Single Shard. Boston, Massachusetts: Charion Books
    A Single Shard is the winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal, awarded for excellence in children's literature; it also received an honorable mention from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. The novel was written by Linda Sue Park, and is set in 12th-century Korea.
    The novel tells the story of a 12 year old boy named Tree-ear. He is an orphan and lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a small village in 12th Century Korea, with Crane-man, a crippled old man. Tree-ear scavenges for food most of the time, but after a full meal, Tree-ear loves to watch the potter, Min, make his pottery. One day, when no one is around, Tree-ear sneaks into Potter Min's house for a closer look at his creations. There are many objects, but one object particularly interests Tree-ear: a rectangular, lidded box. It is undecorated on the outside, but Tree-ear suspects that the inside is more spectacular. Out of curiosity, Tree-ear decides to look inside the box and finds five smaller boxes. They fit perfectly around each other. Potter Min shouts when he finds Tree-ear, who dropped the box in fright, breaking it. To repay the potter, Tree-ear offers to work for nine days, as the box took three days to make. Min assigns Tree-ear the task of collecting wood for his nine days of work. Tree-ear is dismayed, for he secretly wants to make a pot. After his work days are completed, Tree-ear offers to work for the potter for free in hope of getting to make his own pot. Tree-ear is assigned various tasks but never has the chance to make a pot. Tree-ear eventually learns that Min will not teach him how to make a pot, due to the tradition of a potter teaching his son.
    I choose this novel because it was an international young adult literature novel. These are also rare in my genre. I love the way it talks about a boy in the need of a father and another man steps in to fill that place. I did learn about some Korean traditions that took place during this time period and they are still practiced today.
    Citation
    http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal
    Citation: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal
    Stine. R. L. ( 1992). Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House. New York, New, York: Scholastic Press
    Goosebumps is a series of children's horror fiction novels written by American author R. L. Stine and first published by Scholastic Publishing. It is a collection of stories that feature semi-homogenous plot structures, with fictional children being involved in scary situations. Themes in the series include horror, humor and the supernatural. Sixty-two books were published under the Goosebumps umbrella title from 1992 to 1997. Various spin-off series were written by Stine: Goosebumps Series 2000, Give Yourself Goosebumps, Tales to Give You Goosebumps, Goosebumps Triple Header, and Goosebumps HorrorLand. Another series, Goosebumps Gold, was never released.
    Since the release of its first novel, Welcome to Dead House in July 1992, the books have gained immense popularity and commercial success worldwide.[3][4] As of 2008, the series has sold over 350 million books worldwide in thirty-five languages and has been listed in many bestseller lists, including the New York Times Best Seller list for children. The series has spawned a television series and numerous merchandise.
    These type of novels are great for boys who love gore and thrilling stuff. These type of young adult novels are very popular with young boys. I did learn while viewing this novel that Stine takes you on a journey that keeps you on the end of your seats.
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    http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal
    Citation: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal
    Kenney, J. ( 2007). Diary of a Wimpy Kid. New York, New York: Amulet Books
    "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is a realistic fiction novel by Jeff Kinney. It is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The book is about a middle-school child named Greg Heffley and his struggles in middle school. Greg also had problems with his best friend, Rowley Jefferson. The sequel to the book is Rodrick Rules. Diary of a Wimpy Kid first appeared on FunBrain.com in 2004 which was read 20 million times. The hardcover was released on April 1st 2007. Diary of a Wimpy Kid was named New York Times bestseller among awards and praise. A film of the same name was released on March 19, 2010.
    The book opens with Greg Heffley saying how embarrassing it is to be having a journal with "diary" on the front and that whoever sees him with it will call him a "sissy". Greg also goes to mention that one day he will become rich and famous but for now he is "stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons". Greg faces too many hardships, including Halloween. As Greg and Rowley go Trick-or-Treating, they anger some teenagers who chase them. They barely escape but manage to get to Greg's grandma's house. The teenagers see them inside and Greg and Rowley taunt them. Not all goes to plan, though, and when they get home and Greg's dad, who was hassled by kids, throws water at them and the water soaks their candy. The Wizard of Oz play is also a hardship for Greg. Patty Farell, who plays Dorothy, is coming on stage, and since Greg is a tree, he thinks he can throw apples at her, but the director takes this part out of the play for health and safety. Mrs. Norton, the music director, tries to make the trees sing an embarrassing song, but on the night nobody sings out of fear and the play is ruined.
    These types of novels are great for goofy and trouble-making boys who love reading silly and dingy stuff. These types of young adult novels are very popular with young boys. I did learn while viewing this novel that there are pictures that go along with what is going on in the novel.
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    http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal
    Citation: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberymedal
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    Out of the Dust Homepage:

    http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/outofthedust.html
    Out of the Dust Homepage
    Out of the Dust is written in free verse and intended for kids in about fifth grade and up. This format gives a break down to the text, which makes it a fairly quick read, but the novel has great depth and a strong sense of time and place. Its setting is Oklahoma during the thirties and so we know immediately that the title dust, at least some of it, is from the Dust Bowl. This website can help with instructional activities to go along with your lessons.
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    ELACC5RL1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
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    Name of Activity: Writing Through the Dust
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    Young Adult Literature uses a wide array of themes in order to appeal to a wide variety of adolescent readers. Some of these themes include: identity, sexuality, science fiction, depression, suicide, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, familial struggles, bullying, and numerous others. Some issues that are talked about in young adult literature are things such as friendship, love, race, money, divorce, relationships within families. “The culture that surrounds and absorbs young adults plays a huge role in their lives. Young Adult Literature explores themes important and crucial to adolescence such as relationships to authority figures, peer pressure and ensuing experimentations, issues of diversity as it relates to gender, sociocultural, and/or socioeconomic status. Primarily, the focus is centered around a young lead character and the reader experiences emotions, situations, and the like through this character and is able to see how these problems/situations are resolved. It also needs to play a significant role in how we approach this group and the books we offer them to read”. Reading about issues that adolescents can relate to allows them to identify with a particular character, and creates a sense of security when experiencing something that is going on within their lives. "Whether you call them archetypes or stereotypes, there are certain experiences and certain kinds of people that are common to adolescents. Reading about it may help a young person validate his or her own experience and make some kind of meaning out of it". There are seventeen common traits of young adult novels. These include: “friendship, getting into trouble, interest in the opposite sex, money, divorce, single parents, remarriage, problems with parents, grandparents, younger siblings, concern over grades/school, popularity, puberty, race, death, neighborhood, and job/working.
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    Hesse, K. (1997). Out of the Dust. New York, New York : Scholastic Press
    Out of the Dust is a verse novel written by Karen Hesse. It was the winner of the Newbery Medal in 1998, Scott O'Dell Award, an ALA Notable Children's Book, an ALA "Best book", a School Library Journal "best book of the year", a Booklist "Editors' Choice" award, a Book Links "Lasting Connection", a Publishers Weekly "best book of the year", and a New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" selection.
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    Curtis, C. P. (1999). Bud, Not Buddy. New York, New York: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
    Bud, Not Buddy is a 1999 children's novel by Christopher Paul Curtis. The book is the winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award that is given in recognition of outstanding African-American authors.
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    Park, L. S. (2001). A Single Shard. Boston, Massachusetts: Charion Books
    A Single Shard is the winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal, awarded for excellence in children's literature; it also received an honorable mention from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature. The novel was written by Linda Sue Park, and is set in 12th-century Korea.
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    Citation
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    Stine. R. L. ( 1992). Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House. New York, New, York: Scholastic Press
    Goosebumps is a series of children's horror fiction novels written by American author R. L. Stine and first published by Scholastic Publishing. It is a collection of stories that feature semi-homogenous plot structures, with fictional children being involved in scary situations. Themes in the series include horror, humor and the supernatural. Sixty-two books were published under the Goosebumps umbrella title from 1992 to 1997. Various spin-off series were written by Stine: Goosebumps Series 2000, Give Yourself Goosebumps, Tales to Give You Goosebumps, Goosebumps Triple Header, and Goosebumps HorrorLand. Another series, Goosebumps Gold, was never released.
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    Kenney, J. ( 2007). Diary of a Wimpy Kid. New York, New York: Amulet Books
    "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is a realistic fiction novel by Jeff Kinney. It is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The book is about a middle-school child named Greg Heffley and his struggles in middle school. Greg also had problems with his best friend, Rowley Jefferson. The sequel to the book is Rodrick Rules. Diary of a Wimpy Kid first appeared on FunBrain.com in 2004 which was read 20 million times. The hardcover was released on April 1st 2007. Diary of a Wimpy Kid was named New York Times bestseller among awards and praise. A film of the same name was released on March 19, 2010.
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Tuesday, May 1

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    Overview of American Modernist LiteratureThemes in Old Man in the SeaOverview and Reflections on Hemingway's life and works
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    Then the neighbor’s baby begins to scream and cry. The jarring and unrelenting sound thrusts the present into my mind. Exasperated, hopeless, I turn to my remaining refuge—my writing. The blank page is spattered with black specks. I read the words, not remembering creating most of them. Consumed in thought on home, I failed to notice. I begin to create again, moving on to the lake and the woods and the trees. I can write about the color of the leaves in autumn and how they covered the gravel driveway entirely when they fell from the branches to the ground. You would walk on leaves for months before seeing any gravel. I can write about how the lake froze in the winter but I was always too afraid to venture out onto it. I can write about how my favorite horse shuffled into the paddock for dinner one night, covered in cuts. I was too young to realize the impact, the importance of the veterinarian coming out so late in the evening. Yet, a year later you couldn’t even see the scars on his chest anymore. His black fluffy hair grew back, good as new. I can write about all the dogs lost, through death or wandering away.
    The pain makes a house into a home, as does the happiness. The connection, like that between spouses, thickens and deepens with grimace and grin. In this concrete cage, I have no pain or happiness, only unconcern. With old age, I have pain with my body but the pain of living is not the pain of feeling, as is with happiness. With old age, I ruminate on life and death, past and present. There is not much future left. All I have is the blank page and the memories.

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    Helfer, Andrew. Malcolm X: a graphic biography. Hill and Wang: New York, 2006.
    This is a graphic novel about the life of Malcolm X. While this type of novel is not typical of the genre, at this time, many authors have begun to incorporate more pictures into their works. So, I thought this book would be a good source to incorporate because it gives you a glimpse of how the genre as evolved. I chose this sample because it is different than the others that one would probably find being listed as a biography, but I think that it is important to know as much about this genre as possible. So, even though it may not be a typical biography; I do see where it might be beneficial to many classrooms, especially those classrooms that have a diverse range of achievement levels. I think this book is an amazing representation of all aspects of this genre. It allowed me to see a completely different side of biography while still being able to learn more about a person’s life.
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    Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. Little, Brown and Company, 2007.At first glance, one might think that this book is yet another young adult novel that does not have a substantial story; however, this is not the case. The author combines the elements of biography along with pictures to represent the story of a young teenager. Alexie intertwines his own life experiences, but puts them into the life of Junior making this a biography. This book is written in the language of a teenager, so it is much easier for students to understand (and it has curse words, too).
    Teaching Resources
    Role Playing- A lesson that uses role playing to help students understand the concepts of biography.
    Interactive Cube- An engaging lesson that allows students to use hands-on method to demonstrate understanding of biography.
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    Adam Kilcrease is a paramedic, 7th grade teacher, and currently serves as president of the Muscogee Reading Association. He was born in Alabama and orignially wanted to become a minister after high school. After becoming a paramedic, he graduated from CSU with a degree in education. Back in Alabama, he became known from his inspiring and entergetic teaching style and has won numerous awards. When not teaching you can catch him playing the piano, running, or on the tennis courts. Adam devotes much of his life to meeting the needs of others in the community and continues to inspire students, parents, and other teachers.
    Mary Collins: Mary Collins currently resides in Venice, Florida, and she lives with her husband and two dogs. The author was twelve years old when her first work was published; “The Long Way Home” chronicled the childhood years the author spent at her parents’ country home outside of Pine Mountain, Georgia. Collins continued to explore short story literature throughout her teenage and early college years. After graduation from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and a minor in English, she ventured forth into pseudo-fictional novels: most of her work is based on real life experience. This began her startlingly rapid climb up the ladder of fame in the literary world. Now an author of eight novels and countless short stories and poems, Collins now focuses on her family and on travelling abroad. She has visited several countries in Europe and is planning a trip to Africa in the fall. She enjoys horseback riding on the beach and walking her dachshund and pug around the neighborhood. Her novels have been named New York Times’ Best Sellers several times, and she is seen as a local treasure in and around Venice, which is the topic of her latest novel “Beach Bum” and is her first memoir.
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    ALINE BIAZOTTO ANDRÉ is a colorful writer. Yes, that is right! During her years working as an elementary teacher, her students taught her all the secrets of their magical world. As a result, her writing is painted with warmer laughing, cozy times and tight hugs. Her books offer a pleasure pastime for every reader. Recently, she whispered in my ears that she has a secret passion for languages. She speaks Portuguese, German, English, Spanish, Italian, and is studying Dutch just for pleasure. Now, you may understand why her books are filled with words from other languages, aren’t you? Nevertheless, when she gets tired of studying, she goes to her atelier and sews for hours. She told me that these moments are the best to have new ideas for her books. It was during these moments that she wrote her new book “balloons in the air”. But, of course, she ran out of ideas, and when that happens, she wears her backpack and travel to different places. Nowadays, she is living in a bungalow in a Village in Italy with her family and her dogs. Sometimes, when passing through her house, I can see her sewing, so I think… here is coming a new book for our delight.
    {Wavy_Hair.jpg} Trey Yarbrough is an awesome dude who, much to his chagrin, has lived his entire life in Columbus, Georgia. He is currently a high school English teacher and softball coach by trade and an undercover semi-professional musician on the side. He spent several years as the president of an online Star Wars fan club, something he unabashedly shares with his students despite the negative connotations of being a Star Wars nerd and is an avid writer of science fiction short stories. As a high school senior, Trey decided to turn down a potential career as a baseball player to pursue teaching, and as a college sophomore he turned down an opportunity to join an MTV2 television show as a musician to continue pursuing a career in teaching. Despite deciding not to follow a career in baseball, Trey is still a huge sports fan, following his Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, and Auburn Tigers as a rabid fan and playing fantasy sports online with a vengeance. He believes that the classroom and education should be fun, and that if students actually want to come to school, they will be more receptive to learning new things.
    Brittany Elliott A former PAGE award nominee, Brittany Elliott is a now a world-traveled high school English teacher. She has worked numerous jobs, but most recently has honed her outstanding skills into being an amazing and inspiring person for her tender 9th grade students. After publishing this book, she will be taking a hiatus from writing and school and plans to travel more often. Ms. Elliott hopes to one day be able to say that she had an impact on the lives of many young people.
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Monday, April 30

  1. page Unfamiliar Genre Wiki Authors edited ... Antron Murray has many years of law enforcement experience. After obtaining a bacholars degree…
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    Antron Murray has many years of law enforcement experience. After obtaining a bacholars degree in Health and Physical Education, he decided to pursue his Master's in middle grades education concentrating in math and english. He figured by do this he would be a triple threat by being able to teach Health & P.E., Math or English in middle grades, or (if all else fails) return to law enforcement. Antron spends his free time fishing, playing sports, and enjoying his family.
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