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A Writer's View: Genre (Non-Fiction)

Do you love to write? Have you ever wondered what Genre you are writing? In this class we will explore the different genres of Non-Fiction writing.
Crystal Tankersley
152 total reviews for this teacher
New class
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40 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Learners will learn about different Non-Fiction Genres.
Learners will practice writing in these genres.
Learners will be able to recognize these genres in their reading and writing.
As an avid reader and writer, I recognize the importance of Genre. While genre is not the end all be all of writing it is important when and if you want to publish something. Knowing about genre helps budding writers focus their writing by giving guidelines for what is and isn't found in each genre. It is important to note that the "rules" of genre are flexible and that not everyone agrees with all genre categorizations. Books can be categorized under many different genres which is why a book may be found in a different part of different stores. For instance, a book with vampires might be placed under fantasy, supernatural, science fiction (if the vampirism is scientific in nature), or romance. 
Learners may request writing prompts for the genre to practice after class.
Learners may turn in writing samples from these writing prompts if they want to receive feedback.
Something they can use to take notes and participate in in-class writing.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal Assessment based on participation in class.

Formal Assessments Available by Request*
*Learners must submit writing samples to show they have practiced the genre and to exhibit their understanding of it.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Single Learner Classes: 
- Single learner classes will go ahead as scheduled unless learner and family request otherwise. 
- If discussion ends early, learners will have writing time at the end of class.


Crystal Tankersley
Lives in the United States
Teacher, Writer, Reader, Life Long Learner
152 total reviews
334 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschool Families! 
I go by Ms. T or Ms. Crystal in class.
I am a lifelong learner, always open to learning new things and sharing my love of learning with students. As a lifelong learner I am passionate about many subjects and have broad... 
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