In between larger series of my PYP essential elements provocations and soon-to-begin SDGs provocations, I’m doing a short series on learner identities. Last week was an inquiry into what it means to be a writer. This week is on what it means to be a reader!
Resource #1: Reading Interest Inventories
There’s an abundance of reading interest inventories, but they all share the same goal: to help students learn and ponder more about themselves as readers. A definite must for this provocation! Explore a few below:
- Pernille Ripp inventory (geared for 7th graders)
- Scholastic inventory
- Variety of options by Arleen P. Mariotti (scroll past the first couple intro pages)
- Reading Apprenticeship inventory
Resource #2: KidLit Childrens’ Books by Caroline Burgess animation
Resource #3: Night Reading by Brian Rea
Resource #4: Authors talking about themselves as readers (from my post, 18 Best Videos to Get to Know Children’s Authors/Illustrators)
Resource #5: Picture Books
- What does it mean to be a reader?
- How does being a reader compare with the act of reading?
- What is our responsibility to read? (for ourselves? for the world?)
- How does reading shape our communities?
- What are the different ways we read?
- What are the perspectives on reading? Why are there different perspectives on reading?
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