This editable binder/ notebook rubric ensures students are prepared for class everyday with the correct supplies, organization, and thoughtful notes. Although this is written specifically for math, it is easily editable to suit the needs of any class.
I check their binders each chapter during the first quarter to ensure the organization is habitual, every other chapter in the second quarter, twice in the third quarter and once in fourth quarter. I do this to gradually place the responsibility for being responsible and prepared on the students as well as gradually removing the effect it will have on their grade.
Bonus: The required material section has really eliminated the "I don't have a pencil" mentality from my classroom!