Collecting Stories: Part 2
Collecting Stories Part 2: Practicing Your Interview

Today’s Activities

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Interview Practice

1. Watch the following videos to get some tips on interviewing.

2. Pair up with a practice partner at home or online. Using the Great Question Generator in the StoryCorps App, at, or the Great Questions handout, select 3–4 questions to ask their interview partner. Use the skills you learned in the videos and to ask follow-up questions (e.g. Can you tell me more about that? Why do you think that happened? What do you mean by that?) Practice interviewing! You should start by asking questions of your partner. If your partner will also be interviewing, switch after 3–5 minutes to give your partner a chance to ask you their questions. Debrief: After practicing to interview discuss the following with your partner: What is one thing your partner did during the interview that was effective? What challenges or surprises did you encounter during your interview, and how did you work to address them? What is the significance of what you talked about during your interview? What is one thing from this practice interview that you want to remember for when you conduct your interview? Revise your interviewing planning sheet. Good luck with your interview!

Come up with 5 questions together. Take turns being the interviewer. This link has some ideas of things to interview about, as well as the zones of regulation. Use the link to help with the interview and discuss what zone the interview put them in. 


Rates & Percentages: Click on this link below to access an activity to help you practice calculating the amount of paint and time you would need to paint a room. Once you have completed this practice, try calculating the amount of paint and time needed to paint a specific room where you live.

Work with your student on shopping through an ad. On this link you will find three different Ads that they can match prices to items by the store. Work on dollar up- knowing how many whole dollars are needed for something that has change. 

Move & Freeze

Did you know, ice cream has 13g of sugar? Do 13 lunges on each leg. Next, do 13 sit-ups and finish with 13 push-ups.

First, have your child do some warm up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backwards), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push ups and sit ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

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