Saturday, April 25, 2015

Students Interview Book Characters

I'm not sure if written about this before, but about once a month I have students take on the role of interviewer and book character.  Usually they work in groups of 3 with 1 person acting as an interviewer and 2 other students acting as main characters. The interviewer asks each character 2 questions. We discuss higher level thinking questions and model these a lot at the beginning of the year so that students aren't asking "find it directly in the text" questions. Students use the camera app to record their interviews (so no samples included). I enjoy discovering the questions and answers they think up and for the most part they do a fantastic job of staying in character rather than answering as themselves. Seeing what prop they use to serve as a microphone is also entertaining...

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