This is a bit later than I wanted it to be, but after the blended week book interviews I surveyed the class to try to get some sense of its effectiveness. I’ve pasted the results below. (And most of the questions were agreement scales, with 1 being strongly agree and 7 being strongly disagree.)

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I was pleasantly surprised by the results (allowing, of course, for a bit of less-than-honesty), largely because it seems that the goals of the project / approach were met. In previous years, when relying exclusively on the final project, I had much less of a sense of whether or not students read, or to what extent they read, and in fact assumed that few had read. The interviews, it seemed, encouraged students to read and were a more rewarding form of assessment to boot. Definitely something I’ll be continuing.