Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Comparing Interviews with Diary Entries - Section 3: Closure


This idea of utilizing the same information in two different forms, such as the diary and interview, is a really great idea that I haven't used enough.  The kids had fun with the assignment and didn't argue over the type they had to write.  One pair finished early and did an example of the other type as well.

There are so many ways to use this kind of an activity.  The kids can use the same information and write it from different points of view; use a literature connection to have the kids write about the same information (the same person, for example) at two different time periods of their life...there are many ways to do this.  The kids will be receptive. 

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Comparing Interviews with Diary Entries

Unit 8: Structuring Informational Text
Lesson 3 of 13

Objective: TSWBAT compare the way information is given in interview form as opposed to diary entries.

Big Idea: Know your audience...effective writing is dictated by it!

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