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Interview Activities

About This Daily Classroom Special 
Each week Homework Hotline will suggest homework assignments aimed at grades K-1 and 2-3. Homework Hotline was written by Buzz Eyler, Director of Educational Technology
at the Orcutt School District ( CA) and a former Teachers Network web mentor. 

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Interview Activities

This week the homework will center on interview activities. The activities are appropriate for K-3, except as noted. Feel free to copy, cut, and paste the assignments into your own word processor for sending home (or print this page).

Day 1

Tonight's homework must be completed with an adult. Take a few minutes to interview an adult about a person both the child and adult knows (grandma, TV character, friend, for example). Ask these three questions: How old do you think the person is? What is a favorite food of this person? What is something he/she does that is nice?

Day 2

Ask an adult to write a few paragraphs about something that happened to him/her one summer when he/she was young. Have the adult read the story to the child. Bring the story to school, but be prepared to tell about the story, not just read it.

Day 3

Write or dictate to an adult, four questions for your teacher to answer the next day. The teacher has the right to say I can't answer that, but should try give a response.

Day 4

Think of an activity you might want to do someday (drive a car, be a police officer, paint, etc.) and write or dictate three things that person might be asked about his/her job. For example, a police officer might be asked: How fast does your car go? Have you ever shot your gun? What is your favorite thing about being a police officer?


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