Different take on homework. The students do 4 questions in a row about the text they were told to read. Theres a variety of different four in a row ideas that have to do with non-fiction, fiction, reading homework for class, and a nightly reading log!
Idea adapted to a classroom: "every time a student catches someone doing something kind, they put the kind person's name on a piece of paper ALONG WITH the act of kindness. Then they SIGN the paper with their name and put it the jar. Watch it fill up!