Student Introduction Survey and Writing Sample DIGITAL

Student Introduction Survey and Writing Sample DIGITAL
Student Introduction Survey and Writing Sample DIGITAL
Student Introduction Survey and Writing Sample DIGITAL
Student Introduction Survey and Writing Sample DIGITAL
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(1 MB|2 pages)
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About this resource:
Giving students this digital survey is one of the best uses of time during the first day or week of school. Assign the link in Google Classroom or share with students via email and in under an hour you will have a thorough portrait of your new students. The information and writing sample collection in the Google Form will not only help you get to know your students, you will also discover their preferred learning styles and gauge their background knowledge.

Other than the writing sample, the Form is designed to collect information about:

✔ Students’ past experiences with English class
✔ Students’ goals and expectations for the current year
✔ Students’ hobbies and interests outside of school
✔ Students’ learning styles and preferred method of working
✔ Students’ technology background

What’s included:
Student Introduction Survey and Writing Sample (via Google Forms)
Guide: How to Copy and Edit a Google Form (PDF)

Why I love giving this survey:
If you ask your students nothing else, ask them one question from this survey: ‘What is something I wish my teacher knew?’ Some of the responses you get will touch you and explain more about a student's’ background than you’d pick up after months of everyday casual interaction. Through the use of this Form, students have let me know things like, “Sometimes I am late for school because I have to walk my brother to his school first,” or “My family struggles to buy school supplies.” In both of these cases, I was able to support that student’s need without embarrassing them or putting them on the spot.

NOTE: This is a resource for Google Forms. You must have a Google account in order to access and use this Form.


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Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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