Last year I took on a group of second graders. Out of curiosity, I wanted them to draw me a picture of what they thought reading looking like. I was amazed at how most of the drew a picture of someone in their class they thought was a good reader. It wasn't even a picture of themselves. This year, I wanted to make sure I got a good overall picture of the kids I work with. I was reminded of my drawing activity while reading an article from Choice Literacy. This article referenced a DART activity---Draw A Reader Test. Students were asked to draw a picture of a reader reading. I had all of my kids do this activity and was still surprised by the responses. This is a great activity to get to know your kids and really compliments the reading attitude and interest survey. It's a long process to get to know your kids as readers and these activities are some great ways to get started and get good insight.
DART- Draw A Reader Test
Garfield Reading Attitude Survey