ERIC Number: ED480239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
Lights, Camera, Action: Interviewing a Book Character.
After reading a novel as a group, students prepare a television talk show that uses the characters from the story as the characters on the show. Students develop interview-style questions and answers for a character in the novel, and then act out the interview in class. During ten to eleven 45-minute lessons, students will: examine a character based on explicit and implicit information found in the novel; support their assumptions about a character by summarizing information from the novel; develop questions that could be answered by a character in the novel based on their examination and understanding of the character; prepare answers to the questions that they developed based on their understanding of the character and his or her personality; and integrate the questions and answers into a television show skit and then perform the show as a final project. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A character worksheet and a list of important interview information are attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Characterization, Critical Reading, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Interviews, Lesson Plans, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Television
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.