This is an independent reading assignment that gets students interested in reading. It requires them to read an appropriate book, but it allows them the freedom to select something of interest. The assignment also allows the teacher to work individually with students to monitor progress and provide differentiated instruction.
This particular assignment was originally set up for reading a non-fiction book; however, it can easily be adapted for use with fiction novels as well. The third page of this provides a sample assignment to use when reading fiction.