Whether we’re online or in the physical classroom, we generally want to have our students actively engaging in text once we ask them to read something (see The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!).
The following posts contact fifty-three (more-or-less – there may be a little duplication) ways we can have students actively engage with any text:
23 Ways to Use a Text in Your ESL Classes is from ELT Planning.
Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey share an interesting way here: Strategies for Engaging Students in ‘Meaningful’ Online Learning Experiences