ERIC Number: ED480882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-11
Reference Count: N/A
Introducing Each Other: Interviews, Memoirs, Photos, and Internet Research.
Middle grades students read, write, speak, listen, and research as they interview a partner and write an article, write a personal memoir, take partner photographs, and use the Internet to find pictures and information illustrating their partners interests. Results are shared in the form of a poster and a classroom presentation. During the fifteen 45-minute class periods, students will: learn to conduct an interview using appropriate techniques and available technology; maintain a clear focus in writing an interview article; write a personal memoir; revise and edit for publication; use the Internet for research; learn the difference between primary and secondary sources for research; plan and carefully take a photograph of an interview subject; complete a project integrating writing, photography, research, and graphic design; and present the results of the project to a class group. 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 project are included. Handouts on interviewing, introducing yourself, memoir planning; and rubrics, a photographic plan, and a scoring key are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Internet, Interviews, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Personal Writing, Photography, Primary Sources, Writing Assignments
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.