Lesson 10Hot Seating a Character by Joshua Raven
For each of the following questions, identify what type of question it is • Do you think it is cold today? • What is the best or worst thing about school? • How old are you? What types of questions are there?
Do you think it is cold today? - This question can only be answered by either ‘YES’ or ‘NO’, therefore it is a closed question. • What is the best or worst thing about school? - This question is personal to the recipient, therefore it is an open question. • How old are you? - This question is called a factual recall question and is most often a closed question response. What types of questions are there?
Choose a character from the novel and imagine you are going to ask them a series of questions about their role in the novel so far. • Devise a series of 10 questions in the different questioning styles completed in the starter activity. • Try to think of as many different styles of questions as you can. Which character?
Which character and what question? Your questions
You are going to interview a character from the novel for example; • Rachel could be interviewed by the local police regarding CCTV footage they found at the Grifton Metropolitan Hotel of her carrying a large black bag. • Or the interview could be of Lake Emerson on his mysterious disappearance and amazing rescue. Task
What types of questions were observed? • Make a note of the types of questions used by the pairs in their interviews and also how accurate you believe them to be. • Give the pairs a mark out of 10 for accuracy and variety of question styles. Plenary