I found this neat idea in The Creative Teacher by Steve Springer, Brandy Alexander and Kimberly Persiani-Becker. Using construction paper, you create a template as follows:
bread slice - book info [title, author, illustrator, copyright]
mustard - summary, sequence of events
lettuce - character analysis, physical details, personality, role in book, do you like them?
lunch meat - setting description
cheese - turning point/ climax description
tomato - 5 new vocabulary words
mayonaise - scene illustration
bread slice - student's name, date & thumbs up or down for book.
Niles just read Togo by Robert Blake and he's working on this project now.