When choosing questions, think
of things that people are interested in knowing.
Keep your answers short and
to the point.
An article explains only the
important points of
A book review discusses the
main points of a book and
finishes with an opinion about the book from the writer
of the review.
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Pain and The Great One
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Books by Judy Blume
Judy Blume Official
task/ process/ resources/
You are the reporter for the
school newspaper. The principal has just told the school that the
famous author Judy Blume will be coming to the school to speak to the students.
You must write an article for the paper about her and her visit.
Your first job is to create
a list of questions to ask her when she arrives at the school. Then
you will use the Internet to locate the answers to the questions you created.
Lastly you will choose an activity from the list to complete the project.
Create a list of 10 questions
that you would like to ask Judy Blume. Some examples are;
Questions about her books.
Questions about why she writes.
Questions about her personal
Questions about how many and
when her books were written.
Using the resources given,
find the answers to your questions and write them down. After using a resource
click the back button to return to this page and choose
Using the answers to the
questions, write your article about the author in paragraph form. You should
have at least two paragraphs.
Finally, choose one
other activity to complete from the list below.
Write a letter of thanks to Judy Blume for the interview.
Write an invitation to the author to really come to your school.
Read one of Judy Blume's books and create a book review for the school
Read one of Judy Blume's books and create a different ending to the story.
Use these resources to locate
the information for the project.
You will be evaluated in three
areas. These areas will be the questions you created, the article
you have written, and the final activity you chose. Click on the evaluation
sheet to see the grading scale.
Now that you have learned
about Judy Blume, find another famous person you would like to know about
and create an article about them. You can also read more of Judy Blume's
books. Who knows maybe you can read them all!