Skype Session Project - Author Interview

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Objective

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

Big Idea

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

Warm Up

5 minutes

Today is Trailer Tuesday, so I will show students a book trailer or two depending on length. I select trailers for new release books and great books that students aren't picking up.

There are several sites online for locating book trailers.  A quick search on you tube will locate several.  Of course, always preview the trailer before showing a class.

Lesson/Group Work

40 minutes

The goal of our class time today is to share ideas and create plans for our Skype session with Marissa Meyer.  I do not want this session to be about me.  I want my students to be involved and ready for it.  So, during class they may work alone or with others at their table to do research in their Cinder books or online to prepare questions for Mrs. Meyer that will elicit detailed responses- not yes or no.

They also will be looking back at the author questions they proposed on their reading circle sheets.

Wrap Up

10 minutes

At the end of the period, I will ask that students who want to ask a question volunteer by sending me a message on Edmodo.  If they have a question they want to ask, they can include it in the message. Also, if students have questions but would prefer to have someone else ask them, they can send the question to me as well.

Tonight, I will begin putting together our questioning plan for Thursday's session.