This activity can be used for any reading -- novel, short story, you name it! Students are asked to complete five different comprehension tasks:
Sketch - make a drawing of events related to the story
Summary - write a detailed summary of the reading
Quotation - write a quote that relates to the sketch or reading
Discuss - explain what the selection means
Discussion Question - create a theme related question
Reader's sketchbook is great as an informal assessment, end of novel review, and an exit ticket.