Any parent knows children ask a lot (A LOT!) of questions.
Of course this is an important way for them to learn about the world around them. I encourage my two boys to ask whatever they want to know. And they do.
One of the reasons I encourage questions is that I have made a career out of asking them. I mentioned this to my eldest son’s grade 2 teacher and she asked if I would be willing to speak with the class (and their buddies in grade 5/6) about how I interview people as a journalist.
I spoke briefly about the types of articles I write as a journalist and how I would interview someone, and then set them some questions to ask each other. Both classes erupted in excitement and I could see this was going to be fun!
The grade 2 students and their grade 5/6 buddy took turns to ask each other 10 questions (below) and afterwards they wrote a story about what they found out.
Interview Questions for Students
1. What is your name?
2. How old are you?
3. Tell me about something funny you did, or happened to you?
4. Why do you like being a kid?
5. If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
6. What is your favourite thing to do and why?
7. What is the most disgusting thing you can think of?
8. What is your favourite dinner?
9. What is your favourite toy?
10. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
How would you answer these questions?