Reading Inventory : Fun for Back to School : Partner Activity

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Elementary Lesson Plans
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Reading Inventory Cootie Cather Activity

Looking to find out how your students feel about reading? This is a fun little activity you can do close to 'back to school' time, or any time throughout the year to gage how your students feel about reading. It's a perfect activity to do as you begin reader's workshop.

This is similar to a written inventory that a student might fill out alone, but instead they can discuss their feelings about reading with a friend.

Students will partner up and each will have a cootie catcher. They will take turns letting the partner pick a question, and then they will answer it and talk about it with their partner. The good part for the teacher is that you can walk around the room listening in on how the individual students feel about reading, what their habits are, and how they select books, etc. They won't even know you are doing a little evaluation of their reading habits :-)

There are 2 cootie catchers, each having 8 questions. A total of 16 questions that include questions such as:

*Do you enjoy reading fiction or non-fiction, and why?

*How do you select a book when you go to the library? Explain your procedure.

*About how much time do you spend reading at home each night?

Your kids will have fun, and this will provide a great opportunity for you to discuss reading habits, how to select books, and all those other great things we discuss about sustained silent reading time and reading workshop.

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