Chapter quizzes are a quick way to check comprehension!
I hand out quizzes after students have read and discussed the chapter with me.
I've had students answer the quiz without using their books as well as allowing them to use the book to find the answer. I prefer allowing them to use the book because I want them to reread the chapter as they answer the quiz.
My students love activities...especially if art supplies are involved!
Each group works at a different pace, so I seem to never assign the same activities when I read a book again. Students work on only one activity at a time. I've created an activity for each chapter, so pick and choose the activities that best fit your students!
I have also created a Teacher Discussion Guide that is available as well! The discussion guide is useful to assign higher level questions to students as well as having a list of discussion points when students meet with you or each other.
Enjoy! Beverly Cleary books are still a delight to read and discuss!