Here are a few of my samples.
As you finish up today, I'd like for you to read out of your fiction book. While reading, I want you to use post-its to list the things you notice about the characters in your book.
My kiddos need a fiction and nonfiction book at their desks at all times. They're allowed two books checked out from the library at once, so this is usually how they check them out. I also have my classroom library available to them. Many times when they finish up with something early, they get some silent reading time, which they absolutely love. The only catch is they usually have a purpose for reading.