Drop Everything and Read time is a huge part of our reading curriculum in 5th grade, but it can easily be taken advantage of as simply "free time" if clear expectations are not in place from day 1.
I use this powerpoint to teach D.E.A.R. rules at the beginning of the year and then keep them up ALL YEAR on the screen during D.E.A.R. as a reminder.
10 slide powerpoint
Contains links to FREE D.E.A.R time posters in my store and a link to the google slides version of the same presentation.