These beginning-of-the-year activities have been designed for grades three through eight. The interest inventory is designed to help you discover student interests and likes. This will help guide you when determining themes and text selections for students to read. Discovering and exploring interests is an excellent way to motivate students.
The reading inventory will help you gauge your students as readers providing insight as to how a student views him or herself as a reader.
If you teach a grade younger than third, you may be able to use these questions as a way of conducting a class survey and charting results on chart paper. This not only lends itself to learning more about your students, but can also connect to your math curriculum.