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Student Reading Survey

Download and share this student reading survey to help you get to know your students better as readers.

This student reading survey is a free download.

Print and share with your students to help you learn.

This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.

What do you know about your readers?

In order to help you reach the different readers in your classroom, it is important for you to take time to get to know them.

It is great when you can choose books for your classroom that fit into what your students want to read.

The more high interest text you have, the more likely they are to start asking for more time to read on their own.

Completing an activity like a reading survey can be one way to help you begin to know your students as readers.

Maybe you will begin the year with the survey and then follow up with a conference. During the conference you can help children expand their thinking. This will then help you in your planning.

This student reading survey

I’ve used surveys in my room with smiles and frowns or checkmarks and other symbols. They can be easy because a quick glance can tell you a little about students.

When I sat down to create this survey, I wanted something a little more creative. Sometimes with the smiles or boxes to check, students can just fill them in without thinking. I was hoping something a little more open ended might encourage students to share more.

Before you get started, it can be helpful to have a meeting to discuss ideas.

For example, students might get stuck on the word to use to describe reading. You could brainstorm a list of words you can use such as fun, exciting, boring, interesting, awful, hard, easy, etc. If you are worried this will plant some ideas, maybe give the students a little time to respond and then pull kids who are stuck to make a list of ideas.

There are different designs and fun clip art on this survey. This was intentional so it didn’t turn kids off as soon as they saw it. You can encourage students to doodle and use different colors when responding. The more engaged they are, the more likely you are to get responses that will help you in your planning.

You can download this free reading survey by clicking on the apples below:

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.