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Students' Favorite Reading Topics


Subject: Language Arts,
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Brief Description
Students complete surveys about their favorite reading topics to determine the kinds of books to purchase for the school library.


Students complete surveys that, when tabulated, will reveal their favorite reading topics. School staff can use the surveys to select library books that reflect students' reading preferences.


reading, books, library, literature

Materials Needed

Reading Favorites Checklist

Lesson Plan

This activity can help teachers and librarians determine which kinds of books to purchase for the school library. Give each student a copy of the Reading Favorites Checklist. Next to each category of book, the student will check (only) one column.

Extension Activity:
Have students create graphs to show the class/school tallies that result from this survey. Students might use a free online tool, Create a Graph, to build their graphs.


Evaluate students' completed surveys.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

Language Arts:


Updated 11/5/2001