On Thursday the 5th of March first year students in Ms. Molloy's English class honoured World Book Day by conducting a Twitter interview with the author of one of their prescribed novels, Anna Carey. The class had recently read her novel, The Real Rebecca.
The class had been working on interview writing and were surprised to find out that Ms. Molloy has scheduled a real interview for them! Students composed questions based on their reading of the novel and everyone took turns asking questions. Students had the opportunity to explore the positive uses of social media, including the immediacy in which the author replied.
Students were able to ask the author about the writing process, the similarities between her and her titular character and even find out a bit about her new book. The class enjoyed the experience and students were able to analyse the conversation the next day in order to summarise the information and to see what they had forgotten to ask.