I recently completed reading The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan, with my students. They loved the novel! They particularly loved the humor and silly chapter titles. Of course, I took advantage of this by sneaking in some reading strategy skills.
This 4-page document is to be completed by the students before they read each chapter. For each chapter, students make a prediction on what will happen based on the new chapter's title and what they've already read. Metacognition is involved, as there is a box for students to explain why they made their prediction. Sometimes we completed this as a class. Other times students completed it individually and were always eager to share their predictions. Lastly, there is a box for students to record what actually happened in the chapter and practice their summarizing and main idea skills.
What student doesn't love getting to write predictions about chapters titled, "I Become Supreme Lord of the Bathroom," or "Grover Unexpectedly Loses His Pants." My students loved this activity, and I hope yours do to!
Enjoy & Happy Teaching!