This quick and fun assessment will be an invaluable tool as you begin your year in Reader's Workshop.
Give students this reading survey during the first week of school and keep it in your conferring notebook as a tool during individual student conferences. You could also give it to students midway through the year, or again at the end of the year to assess changes in their tastes as readers!
It is important to get to know our students as readers, so that we can help them find the books they will fall in love with! When students learn to love reading, they will begin to apply the strategies we work so hard to teach!