If you do independent or "self-selected" reading with your students, you should conduct interviews with them at least once a grading period. It's a great way to assess their understanding of plot, character, and theme, and it's a great management tool. This document is the pre-interview sheet students fill out before meeting with you; they give it to you at the start of the interview so you have some basic information about their novel. Check out the Teacher Interview Record Sheet as well!
Independent Reading Interview Questionnaire
by Jennifer Mann
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