At the beginning of the year I give each of my students a white painter's cap with their name on the brim (purchased at Michael's). They can wear the hats while reading in class. As they read novels throughout the year for their individualized reading program and complete activities on them, I write the titles of the novels on their hats in coloured permanent marker. The more novels they read and report on, the more titles on their hats! At the end of the year I give them fabric paint to decorate their hats and then they take home a permanent record of the books they enjoyed in grade four.