In this activity, students interview and learn
about one another.
Discuss the word "interviews":
does it mean?
the students seen interviews on TV or in person?
tends to be interviewed?
jobs or professions involve the art of interviewing?
that today we're going to do interviews of each other. We'll use
the same skills and go through the same process as professional
Have the class brainstorm a list of some of the questions they
would like to ask each other.
Decide as a group on five to ten questions. You may want to
add a question or two of your own depending on what the group comes
in Front of the Class
1. Explain to the class that you will be the host of a Talk
Show and interview several students one at a time using some of
the questions the group suggested.
2. Explain that the rest of the class will need to listen actively.
You will call on people after each interview to say what they learned
about the person.
3. Choose 2-4 volunteers and interview them in front of the
4. After each interview, call on one or more students to say
what they remember from the interview.
Interviews (10 minutes)
1. Divide the class into groups of three.
2. Time it so that each person gets a chance to be guest,
host and observer. Allow three minutes per person.
3. After each person is finished, have the other two share
what they remember.
was this activity for you?
skills are needed to be a good interviewer?
you think you'd like ajob that would require to do lots of interviewing?
Why or why not?
a few people at a time throughout the year so that every student
gets a chance to be interviewed in front of the class.
students interview each other in front of the group.