The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be 3-4 stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i.e. one on characters, one on setting etc). Each stations has enough squares for each student in the class to write their answer. The question can be posted on the butcher paper, or on the wall. Students must support their answer with evidence from the story.
This high-energy, low-tech game can be used in any subject area, with almost any age. Perfect for a review. What a great way to prepare for an upcoming assessment with your highly competitive gifted students!
Polka Dot Lesson Plans: Social Studies Menu - will need to adapt and clarify for students...but I really do like the idea of letting them choose how they want to present their project. Especially in social studies content.