I like to give my students a writing activity to get to know them. Rather than have a list of questions to answer, I developed a resume assignment for them to complete. It's great practice for their future, as well as fun for them to do. I also find it great for displaying on back to school night. Not to mention, it's completely differentiated. Students can make is as basic or as detailed as they choose, which allows all students the ability to complete the assignment to their skill level.
This assignment can be modified to fit any grade or any subject by changing a few descriptions.