In my classroom I require my students to have a pronged folder. They use this folder throughout the year mostly for their vocabulary, reading check questions, and maps. Every so often we will add another activity that will go into their folders. Last year I kept a running folder list on my white board for each folder check. This year I am adding an assignment sheet to their folder. This way they will write down what is expected to be in their folders at all times. This will also help me out when I grade the folders, I use this in my History classroom, however this can easily be used for any subject matter.