I have done this project for many years. The kids, and
parents, really enjoy it!
Typically I will assign this as homework for the week. They will
interview someone older than them filling out as many
questions as possible.
After all interviews are completed they would work out a plan
to write their story. I explain “embellishment” and how they
are going to be able to add things to their story to make it
better. They are also required to write it as the narrator and
are not a character in the story.