This is a list of prompts you can use to require your students to write about the books (fiction or nonfiction) they are reading on their own. Writing extended responses is an excellent way to improve reading and essay writing skills.
The prompts are written in the same format as the 8th Grade New York State English Language Arts exam. Students use the one that coincides with the progress they are making in their book. I have used this as a weekly homework assignment.