This Hot Seat activity is the perfect way to make reading comprehension fun! It works with just about any narrative text.
HOW IT WORKS:
One student will be in the HOT SEAT and take on the role of an assigned character from the text. The rest of the students in the small group will be the PRESS. They will generate interview questions for the Hot Seat student. The Hot Seat student will make inferences and use text information to answer each question as if they were the text character.
The students will be able to…
•ask and answer questions about the text
•use text clues to make inferences
•identify narrative elements and character traits
•summarize the text
•speak loudly, clearly and make eye contact