Book abandonment and its effect on love of reading has been on my mind for a long time it seems. Chalk it up to the fact that I am writing a book that falls into the literacy realm, to the fact that I am abandoning books like crazy myself, or that my students reading habits seem to vary seemingly from day to day. Whatever the cause, I cannot help but wonder; what leads a child to abandon a book? And how does book abandonment shape their future reading identity?
So as I try to gain more insight from my own students, I also would love if other students would help out. Would you be willing to have your students (or own children) take my short survey? It should take less than 10 minutes if even and should be fairly easy for students to take. I imagine they may need to be n 3rd grade or up due to the questions but you may be the judge of that. The answers will probably be used in some way in my future writing since I have a feeling it will offer us insight into the minds of students and how we can use the act of book abandonment as a way to fuel change in our reading instruction and student reading identity.
Thank you so much. Please share with as many colleagues as possible, if you would, I am looking for answers from as many kids as possible. If you would prefer the link to the service, it is right here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15h2VKhC1t2SJc0V1_6IY4-9oBLDx4dkN1d2361vKMDs/viewform