Eclectic Educating: Five Finger Retell! I will use this in my classroom to help students learn how to retell a story that they have read. It will help them get all of the main points in their retelling and help with their comprehension.
Reading chains: Every time a student finishes a book, they can write their name, title and author of the book on a strip and attach it to their class chain. Perhaps the class with the longest chain at the end of the year could get some type of reward.