The challenge will be to craft a coherent narrative based on your interview. Each paragraph should be centered around an idea that you are highlighting. The entire narrative should flow either chronologically or in such a way that it provides a climax at the end (perhaps the most interesting/shocking fact you learned). You must also cite the interview in MLA format at the end of your narrative (it does not have to be on a separate page).
You will receive the following points:
30 points for correct spelling and grammar (Hint: read out loud to help catch grammatical errors)
30 points for each paragraph having a topic sentence that the paragraph is clearly focused on
20 points for producing a narrative that flows smoothly toward a culminating point, either chronologically or stylistically
10 pts for correctly formatted works cited interview (does not have to be on a separate sheet of paper)
You are a Receiver. Interview an elderly (60+) relative or friend about his or her past. You should find out what it was like to be a child during previous generations. What games did children play then? What did they wear? What did they eat? What was school like? What kind of chores did they do? Did they watch television? What about movies? What were the most popular names? And any other topics you are interested in knowing.
Mr. Millican's Weekly Score
There will be a weekly grade given for participation. Every student will start with 50 points for the week, or 10 points per day. Points are lost for distracting behavior, missing lecture notes, and missing homework. Points can be earned back for valuable contributions to class discussion.