This is the assignment sheet detailing the guidelines I use for SSR for my Pre-AP sophomore English class.(It can easily be adapted to meet the needs of AP English courses. I have adapted the instructions various teachers have given me over the years to increase the level of rigor for Pre-AP students. Included in the guidelines is a list of novels and works that could appear on the AP Language or the AP Literature tests.
Here is a link to a PowerPoint I use at the beginning of the year to introduce/reacquaint students with writing their own higher level thinking questions: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Book-to-Brain-Questions-Writing-Higher-Level-Thinking-Questions