On May 17-18, 2018, I conducted another survey using a Google form to discover students’ preferences for units to study first semester. The graphic below represents results.
That survey was the latest covering the third edition of ACTIVE Skills for Reading, Book 1 (Anderson, 2013). The first was in April 2013, the second in October 2013, the third from April to May 2014, the fourth in October 2014, the fifth in April 2015, the sixth in November 2015, … [and once each semester since then].
Those surveys have continued a practice that I started while using the second edition (see blog Archives for May and October, 2010-2012). For this post, I’ve adopted and adapted wording from previous posts about those surveys with permission of the author (PB;-).
Though findings have been remarkably consistent over the years, one noteworthy difference this semester (1st sem., 2018-19) was no preferences submitted for Unit 09 on first go. I usually choose that unit as a starting point due to its relevance to a string of holidays occurring shortly after first semester begins. When I conducted the unit preferences survey, classes had begun studying U. 09. Written instructions on the survey ruled out units already started.
If you have concerns or questions regarding this survey or the findings, please feel free to voice them in class or post them in comments on this post.
Anderson, Neil J. (2013). ACTIVE Skills for Reading: Book 1, Third Edition. Boston: National Geographic Learning [ISBN 1-133-30799-X].