Community Interview Project ARTICLE WRITING OSSLT OLC4O Assessment Rubric

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This interview assignment includes interview graphic organizers, interview outlines for interview questions, assessment handouts, and digital slide decks for Google Classroom®. Based on the "Humans of New York" project, students will write articles after conducting interviews with partners within the school community.



This "Humans of My High School" project is an assessment of students' knowledge and understanding surrounding the format of a news article. It is also a great community builder for your classroom and your school.

I lead into this assignment after teaching the basics of reading and writing an article using the "Headlines and Leads," "Writing a News Article" and "Article Summary" lessons available in my TpT store. These lessons explain the W5-H method, a foundational literacy framework that is applicable to any informational text.

Then, using the slideshow lesson for PowerPoint® and Google Slides®, I introduce the concept of "Humans of My High School," based on Brandon Stanton's "Humans of New York" project. I discuss the interview process with students and brainstorm interview questions with my students. I then guide them through filling out the Interview Outline to prepare them for their interview. I also explain my assessment expectations by taking a look at the Assignment Rubric.

Finally, I turn it over to the students to begin their own interview process. Once they have conducted and recorded their interviews, they can use the W5H Graphic Organizer and News Report Format to begin writing their articles. You can instruct students to use Google Drawings®, Google Docs®, or any other word processor to complete their final article.

A differentiated W5H Graphic Organizer has been included to offer additional scaffolding for students who require more support.

Digital slide decks for these resources have also been provided. Simply follow the instructions within the resource to make a copy of these files directly to your Google Drive®.

This lesson is a great addition to the Ontario Literacy Course (OLC) or preparation for the Ontario Literacy Test (OSSLT).

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.


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