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Gathering Information About My Readers With Parent Interviews

By Beth Newingham on October 11, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

In addition to conducting student interviews about reading, I also like to hear from the parents.

Some students may not always be completely honest about their reading habits or abilities, so it is important to also hear from each student's parents to gain additional information about the child's attitude toward reading and the amount of reading the student does at home. Sending home this parent interview also sends a strong message to parents that reading is something I value in my classroom and take very seriously.

The final question on the survey asks parents what expectations they have for their child as a reader in my classroom. This sets the stage for the teamwork that will become so important as we work together to improve their child's skills in reading.

Download Parent Reading Interview.

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