2ndTimeAround....you are SO right. Our administration would not support it as I've said. I've chatted with my friends who are teachers because they understand our clientele and one of the best ideas I've heard was to make X number of fast finishers worth a piece of gum. Granted the work is done well. Our kidds are gaga over gum and I think that this would work well. I still think that there are some that wouldn't buy into it so I'm really thinking of making this a small participation grade. And students who just don't get to them in class will have to take them home. Or if not that, they will have to read X amount of minutes and write a summary and get a parent signature.