Genre Awareness Unit: Digital Genres Lesson

The lesson plan shown here is the fifth in a 12-lesson unit on genre awareness, introducing students to the idea of genre as a set of fluid standards that can shift based on different rhetorical situations. In this lesson, students are asked to apply their developing understanding of genre awareness to digital genres, including blogs, emails, Twitter, Facebook, and others. The unit is designed to be used with an 11th grade English Language Arts class operating on 90-minute block scheduling periods.