In my never-ending attempt to be a better teacher I have been devouring professional texts this summer. Most recently I am reading Teaching Reading in Small Groups by Jennifer Serravallo. Although I am only on the third chapter this book has confirmed a great deal of what I already knew about reading instruction and has provided some great tips or strategies.
Jennifer talks about a Reading interest inventory and the need to learn about students as readers. I have a reading inventory a colleague shared with me a few years ago and until I read this book I was happy with it.
I used the questions posted in the book to create the Reading Interest Inventory shared in this post. It's not pretty- I warn you. I plan on posting the reading inventory into my Google Classroom and had to make it in Google Docs (which I love for functionality, but not so much for design).
You can access the Reading Interest Inventory HERE
Hope it helps you get to know your readers.