This zipped file includes a fully editable 33 slide PowerPoint presentation and a three page PDF assignment document. The PowerPoint introduces students to personal profile stories, provides students with insight into selecting a subject, includes before, during, and after interview tips (including some sample interview questions), helps students write their stories, and more. The three page PDF file includes a teacher note, the assignment page, and an assignment proposal sheet!
This assignment is ideal for any middle school or high school journalism or yearbook class. It can also be used in any middle or high school English or writing class as a unit in writing non-fiction.
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Keywords: journalism writing, yearbook, newspaper, feature writing, feature story, personal profile story, informational text, non-fiction writing, outlining, interviewing, speaking, listening, student spotlight, student feature.