I use this reading guide with every book I use in guided reading. It has an introductory question, which you can use to assess background knowledge. There are boxes for vocabulary so students can have a reference for those Tier 2 words. On the back I always put an "I can..." statement, text dependent questions, and graphic organizers related to our strategy focus. I'll be uploading some of these graphic organizers later!
I just like the consistency from book to book.