I teach a Strategic Reading class and use this assignment to assess my students' use of reading strategies. Before giving the assignment, I teach and review the reading strategies (visualize, predict...)that will enable them to increase their reading comprehension. My students are responsible for reading at least 1 book of their choice per quarter. The book must be at their reading level and approved by me. I give them 25 minutes of silent reading time every day. They must complete the assignment before the end of the quarter. I have included a rubric and a book review page that I display on our bulletin board. This is a great alternative to your standard book report and gives me a clear understanding of which reading strategy they might be having difficulty with.