Rather than assign question after question for every chapter of the book, consider having students draw out the key ideas and concepts as they track key passages in their Triple Entry Journal. Each week, students identify around 10 passages in the novel that they want to analyze and comment on. Because the students are choosing the passages, this assignment is naturally differentiated by interest and readiness. This package includes the template for the journal, an evaluation scheme, a model journal entry with an activity to help students learn from the model, and a handout on how to identify key passages in literature by examining characters, author style, and themes.
I have been using the novel assignment for several years, and I'm always surprised at students' ability really personalize their reading when the text is not presented as a "one size fits all" experience.
This assignment is also great at scaffolding the skills required to select quotations for a literary essay; often, students will use the quotations they analyze in this journal as the basis for developing their literary thesis at the end of the unit.