Author’s Note: Later in this post I will share some video clips of interviews with students that I have uploaded to my YouTube channel. When you get to the end of each clip come back to this site. The other video clips displayed on the screen at the end are something YouTube does but have no connection to the topic of this entry.
My strong interest in interviewing children as a means of assessing their understanding has been a topic in many of the preceding blog posts. Over the next few months, I will share some of the insights and developmental hurdles students seem to come up against as we did screening interviews on all students in Kindergarten through Second Grade. I have illustrated some of what I am writing about, with short video clips of interviews. Some of the videos are a bit rough. I’m not a professional videographer, but I hope they will help you to see and understand the range of responses we got when we conducted these interviews.