While my students are arriving and I'm doing attendance, I have them do an activity called QQF. At the beginning of school, I have them purchase a 70 count notebook. Each morning when they arrive I already have on the board a question (Q), a quote (Q), and a fact (F). They have to write this in their QQF notebook. They have until the next day to answer the question. They can use any resource they need in the classroom to look up the answer. I try to have each part relate to something we are studying in class or simply relate to each other. On test day, which is usually Friday, they must have memorized one quote out of the four that I have given them for the week. The quote is given as extra credit on my daily credits sheet. At the end of the six weeks, all those extra credits are averaged in with their grade. The question is checked the next day for the correct answer and it is handles the same way for points. Neither is counted against the student, but just gives them extra points to help their average. This activity takes about 10 minutes each morning, including checking the previous day's answers. The students love doing this exercise because it gives them a way to get points. Also, they don't realize they are learning in a different way and it keeps them under control while I'm doing attendance or other required early morning duties.