There's a lot of information to gather about students at the beginning of the year, and a lot to learn about who they are as readers. I created this survey to learn more about the readers in my room, as well as their reading habits and how much reading they are exposed to at home. It's simple, short, and provides me with a good starting point for teaching each child and setting up reading groups and strategy groups. I have seen several surveys that have multiple choice answers, but I find that I learn a lot more about the students by using short answer questions. They often say things that I would never think to put in a multiple choice question!