Day 2 Reporting and Interviewing lesson

Prepared by: Jami Williams, Mexico High School, Mexico, Missouri

Students will be introduced to the interviewing process, guidelines and suggestions


  1. PowerPoint presentation
  2. Classroom activity (One-word interview list of questions and Person Poem)
  3. Individual Learning Activity


  1. Level 1-2 (Basic/Proficient) understanding and application of the interview process


  1. Reporting and Interviewing PowerPoint Day 1
  2. One-word Interview Questions List (it comes with an example completed and a poem that was created from the answers so that you have a example to share)
  3. Person Poem guidelines
  4. My First Interview

Steps to check for student understanding

  1. Teacher will do frequent comprehension checks in the form of Classroom Assessment Techniques (thumbs up, thumbs down; exit slip in the form of post-it note summary)
  2. Teacher can will assess student work the next day as they submit their work in the form of My First Interview


  1. Suggested bell ringer: If you could interview anyone in the history of the world, but you could only ask one questions, who would you interview and what question would you ask.
  2. Teacher will present the PowerPoint presentation, students will take notes.
  3. Teacher will partner up students for the One-Word Interview – the teacher should do this instead of allowing students to choose – the goal is to LISTEN AND OBSERVE.
  4. Students will complete the One-Word Interview.
  5. With the interview answers that they have gotten, the students will follow the example on the Person Poem and write a poem about their interview subject.
  6. Students will share out their poems – teacher may want to post them on the wall – this is a tough assignment and it is something to be proud of!
  7. Teacher will assign the Individual Learning Activity – My First Interview


  1. Exit slip: Reflect on what you did today. What was one thing that surprised you most about the person you spoke with?