Many students prefer expressing their thoughts and understandings in a more creative way than writing an essay or answering a question. I always like giving the students some more creative assignments to allow those students to shine. One assessment I used for the book Farewell to Manzanar was a storyboard. Students had to draw a picture, write a caption, and find a quote that supported the caption/picture for each chapter of the book. This is something that can be easily adapted for other pieces of literature. This assignment is wonderful for struggling readers and English Language Learners!