End of Year Reading Reflection

As part of my students’ final exam, I asked them to complete an end-of-year reading reflection via Google Forms. The reflection consisted of two parts:

  1. A reading attitude survey with several Likert-scale statements
  2. Six open-response questions

While only one class has responded thus far (the rest will complete it next week), I have been blown away by their ability to accurately and honestly assess their performance as readers and writers this year.

English teachers, feel free to use any or all of these questions with your own students:

READING ATTITUDE SURVEY

  • How much do you like reading? (1-hate it, 2-don’t like it, 3-okay, 4-like it, 5-love it)
  • Since the school year started, I have become more interested in reading. (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)
  • I feel proud about my reading ability.  (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)
  • I improved as a reader this year.  (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)
  • I read more this year than I did in the past.  (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)
  • Reading is boring to me.  (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)
  • I enjoy reading more than I did in middle school.  (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)
  • Reading is hard for me.  (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)
  • Being able to read well is important.  (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)
  • What kind of reader do you think you are?  (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)
  • I will continue to read a lot in the future.  (1 strongly disagree – 5 strongly agree)

OPEN-RESPONSE REFLECTION QUESTIONS 

  1. Of the books you read this year, which one was your favorite, and why? In a well-written paragraph, summarize the book, explain why you liked it, and convince others to read it.
  2. In a well-written paragraph, explain: a) why you read? and b) why reading is important?
  3. In a well-written paragraph, how would you evaluate and rate your performance as a READER this year?
  4. We also did A LOT of writing this year, from essays and poetry to book reviews and character letters. In a well-written paragraph, how would you evaluate your growth and improvement as a WRITER this year?
  5. Finally, in a well-written paragraph, where do you see yourself in the future? What goals and dreams do you have, and how do you plan to achieve them?
  6. Seriously, last question: Is there anything else you would like to add or want Mr. Amato to know?
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Author: Jarred Amato

High school English teacher who is passionate about improving TN education, one book at a time.

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