Get your students reading nonfiction and assess their comprehension with this menu of book report options.
Students choose to read any informational/expository text of their choice. (Note: Most biographies, while nonfiction, are NOT expository texts.) Then, they choose which option they'd like to complete in order to demonstrate their understanding. My students love having this independence!
These options use Visible Thinking routines and support Common Core State Standards.
Developing Questions (a Visible Thinking routine) ~CCSS.RI.3.1
Connect - Extend - Challenge (a Visible Thinking routine) ~CCSS.W.3.8
Noteworthy Facts ~CCSS.RI.3.1