October Teaching Chat Time: Genre

TCT October Recap: Introducing Genre 

Slides for Introducing Genre: 

Other Genre Introduction Ideas:

  • Kristen: I use Steve Jobs’s Commencement Speech to discuss how he conforms to and challenges genre norms for commencement speeches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc 
    • Leigh Note: I also like to use Issa Rae’s Awards Acceptance speech to talk about how she conforms to and challenges the genre expectations for acceptance speeches – and how that challenge ties into a wider critique of gendered and raced language expectations: https://youtu.be/Db1dPZ5abn4?si=967RLI9lWu_elcvL 
  • Brian: I discuss genre in talking about how to cite sources in an oral vs written context, and for different audiences. 
  • Jonathan: After students finish their major research projects, I ask students to create an Instagram post representing that research. 

Genre-Focused Activities from “Dynamic Activities for First-Year Composition” 

Discourse Communities: