This is a mini-project where students reflect upon their experiences with reading so they can better understand their relationship with reading today.
Students answer various questions on their history/experience with reading and then they use their answers to those questions to create a Reading Profile.
Examples of questions asked are (there are total of 10 questions to answer):
1. What types of books do you like to read? [i.e. fiction, non-fiction, science-fiction, autobiographies, etc.] Why do you like these types of books?
7. Why do you think someone would say it is important to read books?
10. Write about a book that opened new doors for you. If a book had a profound impact on you, explain why. If the book was entertaining, explain in detail how you were entertained by the book.
Reading Profile is done on a 8X10 piece of card-stock or construction paper (given by the teacher). They fold the paper in 1/2 and then create their Profile. They may make it vertically or horizontally.
A portion of the instructions: They are guided as to how to create the profile, but their answers will be unique to them.
A picture of you, with your name, and date.
A conversation bubble with one of the answers from questions 1-5.