Trying to ensure that your AP US students are actually doing their reading each night? Try having a short reading quiz based on the sections they were supposed to read the night before to start class off each day.
This resource provides one question and answer per section of each chapter to be read to students. It has made a tremendous difference in whether or not my students are completing their reading each night. The sections and questions correspond to the American Pageant textbook.
This is a TEACHER resource not a handout for students.
The questions are broken up into the sections that I have them read the night before which coincides to my Daily Reading Schedule resource.