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Reading Habits Interview

Fall Reading Interview One of the ways I get to know my students better is through questionnaires and interviews. I learn so much from their answers in a short amount of time, and it helps me to plan better ways to meet their needs. If I have a reluctant reader who loves beavers, then I will be sure to grab some beaver books from the library to share with him.  If another child loves poetry, I will introduce her to other poets as well as books with a predictable rhythm and rhyme to expand her reading diet.

On the left is a set of questions about a student’s reading preferences. I hand this out on the first day. Younger students work on it with their parents. When they are returned, I spend an evening reading and jotting anecdotal notes about my new students.

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Alison Monk

When I started teaching, I quickly realized that student teaching didn't prepare me for the real challenges of being alone in a classroom full of young children. The learning curve was steep and time was limited. That is why I created the Literacy Garden. My hope is this will be a place for inspiration, mentoring, and connecting.

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Hi! I'm Alison

My #1 passion is all things literacy! I'm a curriculum creator and literacy specialist who loves to share creative and engaging ways to grow your students and are easy to implement. You can expect to find teaching tips to boost your confidence and grow your learners. You don't have to do this alone! I'm the support you've been looking for. I'm so glad you are here!

About the Literacy Garden

When I started teaching, I quickly realized that student teaching didn't prepare me for the real challenges of being alone in a classroom full of young children. The learning curve was steep and time was limited. That is why I created the Literacy Garden. My hope is this will be a place for inspiration, mentoring, and connecting.

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