Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
"Hitchcock", by Helen G. Scott and François Truffaut, is a book-length interview. This book is an example of a book-length interview because Truffaut and Hitchcock talked about Hitchcock's career and life in an interview format. This lesson discusses the genre of the work, "Hitchcock."
1) Library research: a) Have students research the elements of the interview genre. What are the characteristics of an interview? Why is "Hitchcock" an example of this genre? Have students write a report on the genre and explain why this book is considered an example of this genre.
b) While researching in the library for #1, have students choose 3-5 additional book-length interview titles. Have students compare and contrast the subject of the books (who or what are the most common types of subjects for this genre?), the tone and writing style of the texts, and the visuals used (do the other...
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