EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! The Telegraph Newspaper is starting a new column called “Bilingual Blabber”. Local students will get a chance to interview classmates and write up a short “getting to know so and so” article to be featured in the column.
Assignment overview: You will act as a local newspaper guest reporter, interview a classmate, and write a short “spotlight” article all in Spanish. You will write questions to ask prior to the interview. During the interview, you will record your partner’s answers as dictated to you. After the exchange, you will transform your partner’s responses into sentences about your partner. You will then organize the statements to form a rough draft which will be peer edited. Finally, you will compose a final draft of an article that describes your partner.
Task 1: Prepare for the interview– Write a list of questions in Spanish that you will ask your partner. The following questions should be included, however feel free to add more.
- What’s your name?
- Where are you from?
- How old are you?
- Where are you a student?
- What are you like?
- Do you like to __?
- Which do you like more ___ or ____?
- What do you like to do and why?
- What don’t you like to do?
- Your choice
Task 2: The Interview-Meet with your partner and ask them your Spanish questions. Record their exact responses on the sheet provided.
Task 3: Post interview- Rewrite their responses in to statements about them.
Ex: Your partner said, “Soy baja.” You write. “Ella es baja.”
Task 4: Write a rough draft- Organize your statements so there is a logical flow and write your first draft of the article.
Task 5: Submit it to the Editor- Have a friend edit your paper. Ask for specific feedback on what you did well, what needs corrected, and suggestions for improvement.
Task 6: Rewrite and self evaluate– Make any corrections and improvements that are needed. Double check your work and use the rubric to self assess.
Task 7: Printing press– When you are happy with your work, write the final draft of the article on the newspaper sheet.
Final task: Publishing- Submit your work to the Teacher