Have students create six word memoirs for characters int he books Six Word Memoir - Use as beginning of the year get-to-know-you activity & put on classroom community bulletin board for display. Update throughout the school year with new ones as we grow.
I came up with this idea by accident after back to school this year. This one is much nicer than mine. Parking lot for random questions the kids have, but you don't have time to answer right then and there. *this is so cool. should do for year.