Saturday, January 25, 2014

These Are a Few of My Favorite Forms! Day 6- Reading Interest Inventory

Sorry I didn't get a chance to post a form last night! My husband and I went out on the town for Date Night. On a side note, if you haven't seen American Hustle, it's definitely worth it!

Anywho, back to the Forms! Last year when I started teaching in a self-contained classroom, I spent a while looking for a Reading Interest Inventory to give my students that was 1. easy to read, 2. gave lots of examples of reading genres/materials, and 3. was visually appealing. I ended up going with an Interest Inventory that was only one out of the three. When it was time to use one again this year, I found one  that was a little better, but getting paper responses was not very functional for me. If I had only known about this Form!

Unlike most of the other Forms I've featured this week, I did not create this one. I am a firm believer in the educational (and life) philosophies of "Don't reinvent the wheel" and "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". So I headed over to the Google Drive Template Gallery to look for a Reading Interest Inventory that fit my three original criteria. Well, this Form by Donalyn Miller, based on the Interest-A-Lyzer by Joseph S. Rensulli, does the trick and then some! In addition to what I was looking for, it also poses questions such as "When do you like to read?" and "The last three books I read are...".

The beauty of doing this Reading Interest Inventory in a Form is how easy it will be to access and review the data in Sheets. You can organize reading groups based on interest, have students who are active readers paired with those who are not to spread the book reading joy, or even pass the information along to your Librarian or Media Specialist for book recommendations.

If you would like to use it, here is a link to the Template in the gallery. Note that this template is still in the old Form format, so it will be much different that many of us are used to. Still worth it!

Tomorrow's Final Form: Tune in to find out!


  1. Thanks for sharing, thoughI was not able to access the form directly since your link is through your school website. I will look for it Using our clues.

  2. though . . . your clues -- not good at tablet typing ;)

  3. Thanks for letting me know! I've updated the links so they should work now!