These two black-line masters will help you assess your students' reading once they finish a novel. Use with shared or independent reading; I use it with the Accelerated Reader Program, an accountability feature completed before students take the program's on-line comprehension quizzes.
Both two-page options require students to review the novel they have read. The first one has students summarize key events in the style of a newspaper, which includes a newspaper ad promoting the book.
The second option also requires summary, but includes a creative component, wherein the student takes charge as an editor and rewrites key events according to their liking.
Students often groan when having to complete after-reading activites, but I have found great success with these updated versions of the book report.