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The last lesson addresses the Interviewing of Elders to learn about their life in the community

Subject:

Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5, 6  

Title – Oral History Lesson #3
By – Audrey Pruitt
Subject – Social Studies
Grade Level – 4-6
Objectives:
— To write a narrative from notes obtained in the interview process.
— To learn about the life of an elder in the community.

Materials:
— Paper
— Pencils
— Computer/word processor (if possible)
— Printer

Procedure:
1. Students will transcribe their notes from the interview.
2. Once the notes have been put into a usable format the students will begin writing their narratives.
3. Step One: write a rough draft or sloppy copy
4. Step Two: read and clarify anything that is hard to follow
5. Step Three: have a friend read it and make suggestions
6. Step Four: make any necessary changes and rewrite
7. Step Five: edit for grammar, punctuation and syntax
8. Step Six: student rereads and lets teacher read
9. Step Seven: write or type final copy, proofread
10. After the final copy is ready, turn in and teacher will copy it for interviewees.
11. All final copies will be compiled into a book and will be available for checkout from class library.
12. Mail or take final copies to interviewee.
13. Extension: have interviewees come into the classroom for a party and reading of the book.

Assessment:
Students will be assessed for their work based on a rubric for each stage of the writing process.

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