Students need an opportunity to read books of their own choosing.
Each time I assign an independent book assignment or a parallel read, I make a personalized 3-5 question book test for each student. Many of the questions ask about style, rhetoric, and content. I even included a couple of tests for "I forgot to bring my book" or "I didn't do the assignment." Over the years, I have amassed 97 different tests. The titles run the gamut from modern critically acclaimed books to classic literary selections. Most of the books are appropriate for 10th grade and up. EDITABLE zipfile
Included in the zipfile are the 97 tests, a book list, some reading lists, some parallel reading assignments, a rubric, a PPT that explains the assignment and other resources.
tags: differentiation, critical thinking, choice,