I discovered in my early years of using the Accelerated Reader program that my students struggled with their nonfiction reading. I quickly learned that I needed to give them tools to help them. I created this chart that I initially required of my students at the beginning of the year so they had a structure to help them track their learning as they read their book. Later on in the year, after giving several structures, I let this chart become one of their choices.
Students will use this chart as they read their book writing down important facts and making connections. After they have read their book and completed their chart I encourage them to reread through their list of "learned" items - allowing them to reconnect with the text and remind themselves of important bits of information. They are then allowed to take their quiz - and the score they receive becomes their grade on their Response Chart.
With the right encouragement - students will soon learn that adding more information than the "minimum" requirement simply helps them retain the information they learned. My students would continue their writing/thoughts on the back of this sheet - so I left it blank for them to use for more writing space.
I do use this chart to require complete sentence writing too. Students learn real quick that all of their sentences must have a complete thought, correct capitalization, and correct punctuation. If they do not - they have to return to their seat to make corrections (before they can ever take their quiz).