Reflection: Real World Applications Skype Session Project - Author Interview - Section 3: Lesson/Group Work


There are a lot of ways to approach this lesson.  This is the second year I've had students Skype with this particular author, but we have Skyped with several. So, I have built on what we did the last time with each interview. My biggest push is that we connect everything to the book and the real world of an author's life and career.

I do brainstorm a list of possible topics with students, but I also love to see what they come up with on their own.  Of course, the questions submitted must be questions that lead into detailed answers not a yes or no.

Reflecting on this year's interview, I am considering using the task to discuss conducting a successful interview in general instead of just focusing on the author aspect. I have considered using a video online demonstrating bad interview skills and going at this from that route.  I'm sure there are several out there.  

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Skype Session Project - Author Interview

Unit 5: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 4
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT get answers to their questions from author Marissa Meyer herself.

Big Idea: So...what's it like to be a famous author?

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