1. Introduction to Interview a Book Character

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Getting to know the characters in books and other pieces of text is an important part of reading.

Characters are the center of a story and drive the plot.

When you get to know a character, you find that they have their own unique traits, personalities, interests, and emotions.

This allows you to engage more deeply with the text, and help you better understand and remember what you are reading.

In this lesson, you will interview a character from a book in a slide presentation.

The character can be from a book you are reading, have read, or one that your teacher has assigned to you.

You will write questions to ask your character in an interview-style format.

Then, you will use role play to answer them.

Interviews are usually conversational in tone.

But, how you choose to write your questions and answers is up to you.

Your interview can be serious or fun, depending on who your character is.

Using a slideshow presentation, you can add a question to a slide, followed by your character’s answer on the next slide.

As the slides advance, your interview unfolds and allows your audience to get to know your character.

This lesson uses Google Slides, but you could apply these skills and concepts in any presentation application or even on a piece of paper.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to google.com If you are not signed in, do so now.

If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one now.

To begin, open your Google Drive.

Create a new Google Slides blank presentation and rename it.


  1. Open a new presentation.
  2. Rename the presentation.