Friday, April 16, 2010

Organizing your feature article

We spent the past two classes organizing our feature articles. First, we brainstormed the questions that our reader might have about our topic and then we divided those questions into categories. These categories became our possible subheadings. Next, we wrote interview questions (see stems below). Some of you finished filling out the exit slip (see below) for this lesson in class, but if you didn't it is due the next time I see you (4/16 B and 4/19 A).

•Use these stems to write interview questions:
–Tell me about a time when….
–Why do you….?
–How have you….?
–What advice would you give to ….?
–Describe how you….
•Avoid yes or no questions:
–Is…? Do you…?