This is a collection of assignments and projects that students can complete based on their own independent reading. You could also use some of these assignments with whole class texts. There are 10 short tasks that students could complete in 10-20 minutes each. These shorter pieces concern such topics as character, theme, and setting.
There are 7 long-term projects students could complete after reading a text. These projects include directions for completing a timeline poster covering basic plot elements and creating a graphic novel version of a text.
I have successfully used all of these assignments in my own classroom.