The assignment is to write a biography of the person who sits next to you in class. Directions are given in three parts; write a list of interview questions, conduct a telephone interview, construct an article about your classmate that will serve to introduce her to the rest of the class. It's a neat way of getting to know the other kids and a creative way of introducing multi-part research assignments. Here's Ross, having done his list of questions, making the interview call:
She likes karate, art and music, has three siblings and likes to vacation in Florida, Texas, and Mexico. Her favorite food is macaroni. He likes hockey and gym, has one brother, was born on Groundhog Day and likes to eat spinach. From our end of the call, it sounded just like a speed date.