A great way to get to know your students as readers at the beginning of the year is to have them complete a Reader’s Interest Inventory. You can download our Bookopolis Reader Interest Inventory (Fall 2016) template inspired by Donalyn Miller’s Interest Inventory and Joseph Renzulli’s Interest-a-lyzer. Customize it to meet the needs of your students.
Lesson Suggestion: Have students take 15-20 minutes to fill out the Reader’s Interest Inventory in class. Spend time reviewing each one and come up with 1-2 book ideas for each student. Send each one a personal “Book Recommendation” via Bookopolis. It will show up on their Recommended to Me page from you. This is time intensive, but kids get SO excited to receive recommendations from YOU. Try it and see!
Pro Tip: Here’s a 2 min video tutorial on how to Recommend a Book in Bookopolis.