Have a problem getting chn in literacy set to retain/remember the features of all the different genres we cover - have just started marking their long writing tests and although they should have been writing a report, half of them have written stories ! This is perhaps lack of exposure/knowledge of genres (we obviously have to recover everything in Y6 but the chn forget the different featiures of each genre). So I am planning to do like a maths mental oral starter in literacy three times a week when we come back in January - example of a specific genre on IWB; chn have 5 minsutes to write down what the genre is and as many features they can see which make it that particular genre. After a good few weeks at the I will expand this onto them planning to write a particular genre (just the plan not the writing) - what features must they include? How will they show off what they know? Does that sound like a good idea? I am now trying to gather lots and lots of different examples of each genre and hoped some of you might be able to help me .... ? I have been looking in TES resources and primary resources but hoped some of you might be able to help me further. I am a NQT so this is quite daunting and I haven't built up a good stock of resources and examples of genres yet. Thanks !