For years I had no way of keeping track of what kids were reading during class time, I would just give them a grade and had no idea if they were actually reading or not. I also had not way of helping kids remember what they read when we did a full class novel - which was a huge problem for my struggling readers.
Until last year! I created a couple of simple reading logs that not only helped me and my kids keep track of what they'd been reading, it also gave me a way to hold them accountable for reading, and a way to have a justifiable daily participation grade. Some are even set up to work with Notice and Note.