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ERIC Number: ED571522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
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The Process Genre Writing Approach; An Alternative Option for the Modern Classroom
Tudor, Emma
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"Writing involves knowledge about the language, the context in which writing happens and skills in using language. Writing development happens by drawing out the learners' potential and providing input to which learners respond" (Badger & White, 2000.) Taking this in to account, the Process Genre Approach in writing classes can be favorable in a modern classroom. This approach combines several key elements of alternative and some more traditional writing approaches, valuing model texts (as the product approach), the processes involved in writing, including planning and drafting (as the process approach does) and additionally provides learners with genre knowledge (as like the genre approach). When considering other approaches, the Product Approach alone does not sufficiently consider the required processes of writing. The Process Approach does not provide learners with genre knowledge. Additionally, The Genre Approach undervalues the skills (or processes) needed to produce a text. Learners can have difficulty with the generation of ideas, organization and appropriateness of language when writing. Additionally, as Scrivener (2005) suggests, formal written work has lessened in the classroom. Learners should therefore be offered the opportunity to develop their writing skills through the process genre approach. A bibliography is included.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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