An understanding of narrative genre and generic codes can provide a framework (or a kind of ‘road map’) to analysing literature and creating your own literary works.
This 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.
This resource and others can also be downloaded from my website: [www.annaliteracystuff.com .
- Anna Michelle Chapman.