I'm always trying to find ways to incorporate reading into other subjects. I especially like it as introduction to a text. Jean Fritz's books are fantastic for this purpose in history!
I have students read the book in pairs or trios. After reading it all the way through, I have them go back and answer the questions in the packet.
You can pick up a free copy of my packet at my TpT store by clicking here.
Do you have any other great books to use for the American Revolution?