This is a one-page student interest inventory or survey to use at the beginning of the school year or semester (or whenever a new student arrives in your classroom). It includes the typical questions, such as languages spoken at home, name the student prefers to be called, and the standard favorite book/food/etc., but also includes more thought-provoking questions, such as, "What are you an expert on?", "What do you wish you knew more about?", and "If you had $10, what would you do with it?" I have used this interest inventory to great success! It was originally designed for high school students, but can easily be adapted for other grade levels by changing the question, "What are your goals after high school?" to something more grade-appropriate.
Created for Ms Moore's English Classroom