Do you do anything a little different to encourage enjoyment of reading? Please let us all know. One thing I used to do was to take a poll when we finished each read-aloud. The students voted up to five stars. When the poll was complete, we computed the average number of stars (restating the method for calculating the mean each time). I kept a pocket chart up to record the title and rating for each book. I loved when I would overhear kids talking about their favorite titles, what they liked, what rating they assigned. At the end of the year, we would see which titles were the highest rated of the year.