Beginning of the Year Reading and Writing Survey

Name


  1. Do you like to hear and use new words?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you enjoy making up new words or playing games with words you already know?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you enjoy listening to stories or poems that are read to you?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. When you start a book, do you expect the book to be fun and/or exciting?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you like to read books again that you have already read?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you enjoy writing letters to friends?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you enjoy responding in some way to your reading?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you expect reading to make sense to you?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you see yourself as a reader?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you feel comfortable trying to say a word even if you are unsure of the word?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Does it bother you to receive feedback from other people about the way you read? (ex. someone corrects a word that you get wrong)
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you like to read longer and longer stories?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you write poetry or song lyrics?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Does it take a long time to write something?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you like to write in journals?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you like to read aloud to others?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you ask for help with your reading if you need it?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you expect books and reading to be a part of your daily life?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Is writing easy for you?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you hate reading?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you read only if someone makes you?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Is reading just "okay" to you?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you have a hard time with reading?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you love reading, and read in your free time?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. Do you consider yourself to be an author?
        1 2 3
    Never  
    Sometimes  
    Always  


  1. What types of books would you like to have to read?


  1. If you have a favorite author, type his or her name here.


  1. How could your Language Arts teacher help you the most this year?


  1. If it were available, would you like to be a part of a drama club after-school?
    Yes
    No


  1. Where do you feel that you struggle the most in your writing?
    writing the introduction
    getting started (knowing what to write about)
    spelling
    punctuation
    staying focused on the topic
    writing the conclusion
    making it interesting