This checklist was originally made to assess student-led discussions during literature circles. It is generic enough and can be used with any book, article, etc. It can easily be completed in a few minutes for multiple children. I would sit in on a discussion and could complete 5 or 6 checklists within 5 minutes. The checklist is out of 10 total points. Five of the points are for individuals and five are group points. I did it this way to make each individual accountable but also to make the group accountable as a whole. They were encouraged to encourage others to participate.
If there is a category or something you would like added or changed, let me know. I can do that for you.