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 these posters to teach D.E.A.R. rules at the beginning of the year and then keep them up ALL YEAR as reminders each day.
1 DEAR Time Rules Poster
1 Reading Quote poster from Doctor Suess. :)