1. Bell Work: Staying Objective
2. Editor Introductions
3. Open vs. Closed-Ended Questions: Take a notecard and pretend to be the person on the card. Answer any questions your partner asks you. After three minutes, take turns. Which questions were the most effective and why?
4. List at least 3-5 questions for each source you are going to interview.
5. Interviewing Basics:
- Always record your interviews and get consent to record
- Ask interviewees to spell their first and last name and ask them for their title (Mrs. Ms. Mx, Mr. Dr. etc.) and pronouns.
- When interviewing teachers or administrators follow up with them and have them double-check that you got their interview right and didn't use things out of context when your article is written
- Use call excuse slips; be respectful to teachers (they may tell you no, that's okay)
- Bring a buffer (friend) if necessary but don't pull your friends out of class
- Interviews should last no longer than 5-10 minutes each
6. Conduct your first interview(s).
7. Transcribe interviews into a Google Doc. Title that Google Doc [Your Story Title].
8. Exit Ticket: What was the most important information you got out of today's interviews? How is it going to help you write your story?
- Bell Work
- Interview Questions
- Interview Transcripts
- Exit Ticket