The kids I teach seem to have an issue with keeping track of their stuff. A much larger number of students than I would expect, either do not bother to keep the handouts of work that I give them or just plain lose them....by the very next day. My inclination would be for each of them to have a French duotang (at least the grade 7's) so that their work stays in one place and can be collected at will by me when I want to check it, or it is easily and quickly accessible to them when we take it up in class. My question is...Is it appropriate to take this much control or is it more to their advantage to enforce the fact that it is THEIR responsibility to keep track of their work/organize themselves properly? I know what's better for me, but I would think that by grade 7, there is much more onus on the student to keep themselves organized. My daughter is in grade 7 and I know that the teachers don't take it upon themselves to keep the students organized at her school (neither do I think they should). On one hand I'm thinking that they will never learn to be organized if they don't have to do it, but on the other hand, I know deep down that so many of them function on a much lower level than the average kid that age, and I would just be banging my head against the wall to even try. As for the grade 8's, they NEED to do it because if they don't, grade 9 won't be kind to them. What's the most appropriate action to take?