This Is A Good Activity To Do Following A Unit On Short Stories

To review for a short story unit exam, class members engage in a talk show activity where individuals adopt the persona of characters from the unit's stories, sit for an interview, and answer questions posed by the class. Ask actors to dress the part, play the role of host, and film the exchange for playback. 

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • An engaging way to review

  • Scaffold for the activity by modeling for class members how to craft good interview questions
  • Assign groups a character and have the groups brainstorm questions for their subject
  • Let actors see the question prior to the activity so that they can ponder their responses
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