Unit 5: Generalizable Language and Transfer


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Now that you have the bones of your unit, it's time to flesh it out with activities that will enable students to transfer genre analysis skills to other genres and writing tasks. In this unit you will review the concept of generalizable language, design opportunities to model genre analysis through the mentor text, and craft activities to encourage transfer.

Materials and Resources

  • Your unit plan or outline
  • Your unit texts
  • Any supporting resources for your writing task (rubrics, assignment sheets, graphic organizers, etc.)
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5.1: Generalizable Language and Transfer

5.2: Using Mentor Text to Model Genre Analysis

5.3: Scaffolding Practice with Genre Analysis

5.4: Independent Application of Genre Analysis