Reading chains: Every time a student finishes a book, they can write their name, title and author of the book on a strip and attach it to their class chain. Perhaps the class with the longest chain at the end of the year could get some type of reward.
BOOK TASTING ACTIVITY: This could be fun for the beginning of the year. Have the kids "taste" different books and fill in their reading notebook with what books they want to read that year. I just love the table cloths!