Support students in examining mentor texts and acquiring tips and techniques for their own writing.
Defining a genre serves to support students in thinking about the genre, audience, and purpose of a text to identify the key traits of the genre, as well as moves for how to write to a particular audience and for a particular purpose.
This analyzing genre template supports students in examining mentor texts by thinking about their content, structure, and format. By engaging in this exercise, students can acquire tips and techniques for their own writing.
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