Question: How can teachers assess students’ attitudes toward reading?
> What are your earliest memories of reading?
> What was the last book you read? Was it for school or your own reading?
> How do you choose a book? (Circle as many as apply)
I want to learn something
I like the author
The picture on the cover
A friend recommended it
My teacher requires it
The description on the back cover
I like the genre (romance, adventure, fantasy, nonfiction)
> What is the best book you ever read?
> Do you have a favorite author? If so, who?
> What would you like to learn more about?
> If you could be any character from any book, television show, or movie, who would you be? Why?
Part II: Complete each sentence—
> When I have time to read….
> To me, books….
> I like to read about….
> I’d rather read than….
> I’d read more if….
Comment: I think I might throw in a question about using E-readers, regular books, magazines, etc. RayS.
Title: “Making Magic with Young Adult Literature.” J Haskins. Teaching Young Adult Literature, Mark Roberts, Editor. English Journal (November 2011), 101-104.