An understanding of narrative genre and generic codes can provide a framework (or a kind of ‘road map’) to analysing literature, films and TV shows and creating your own text.
My related presentation introduces these concepts and invites students to identify their preferred genres and recognise parallels between texts with generic similarities.
In addition to extending students’ vocabulary around literature and media, my introduction to genre and its conventions helps to consolidate concepts that learners already have some familiarity with. I hope that my resources on narrative genre will help to provide a cultural frame of reference- especially when negotiating and decoding new/unfamiliar narratives.
NB When using the ‘Narrative Genre’ table with students who are fairly new to this concept, I recommend splitting this information pack into smaller sections (or ‘chunks’), and using them with a limited number of texts that match the genres selected.
Also, this pack can be used as a revision guide or as a reference guide when discussing/analysing texts.
This resource and others can also be downloaded from my website: [www.annaliteracystuff.com .
- Anna Michelle Chapman.