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Gathering Information About My Readers by Interviewing Them

By Beth Newingham on October 10, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

Before I can really begin tailoring my teaching to meet of the needs of my individual readers, I must spend quality time at the beginning of the year getting to know my readers.

I think reading interviews are a great way to learn about my readers before I even meet with them one-on-one. A reading interview is a private place where students can really reflect on their reading interests and their reading behaviors.

Before I meet with students individually to talk about their reading or listen to them read, I like to have some background knowledge about their attitude towards reading and the specific books they have recently completed.

The following student reading interview is given to my students at the beginning of the school year: Fall Reading Interview.

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