Our grade level team wants to create activities that the kids will do every week either with the basal or a novel study. Something the kids can do with little or no help as the teacher does guided reading small groups. We have a few already: dictionary digger - looking up vocab, writing the definition, use it in a sentence, draw a picture; quote finder - find a quote that is meaningful to you, write a response and draw a picture. I am trying to come up with a generic summary form too because they need help with that. Or maybe beginning, middle, end type thing. Anyway, do you use anything consistently that seems to work well? Would you share?