As students read, they maintain a dialogue journal (sometimes called an interactive notebook) with the text. Use this template, it outlines the requirements for each chapter along with bookmarks that you can customize with a student reading schedule.
I've had great success with dialogue journals as a key component of novel study. Student are ready to have great discussions about the novel and connect to the reading on a deeper level.
Available as a Word document, so you can tweak if needed. Also, formatted to fit neatly in a standard composition book.