Genre-based writing: What every ESL teacher needs to know

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In Genre-Based Writing, author Christine Tardy defines genre and genre-based writing instruction and the five principles of a genre-based pedagogy. She then explains how to design genre-based writing activities. By discussing the genre-related practices and social and rhetorical aspects of genre, she is able to outline strategies for exploring rhetorical moves and playing with genre form in the classroom. In addition, the book provides general tips for bringing a genre approach into the writing classroom as well as several application activities and specific suggestions for classroom tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of Michigan Press
Number of pages65
ISBN (Electronic)9780472126262
ISBN (Print)9780472039586
StatePublished - Mar 26 2019


  • Academic writing
  • Composing processes
  • Discourse communities
  • Genre
  • Genre analysis
  • Genre awareness
  • Genre knowledge
  • Genre play
  • Genre-based tasks
  • Linguistic analysis
  • Parody
  • Rhetorical moves
  • Scaffolding
  • Teaching writing
  • Writing instruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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