Several years ago I thought of a way to encourage students to read. I developed the My Readings folder. In that folder I have a table of contents followed by the pledge, songs, and poems that children have learned by rote. That way they can practice reading what they are saying. Later, I added stories they have written. When children are to read by themselves whether on free time or during "reading to self", students are free to read from My Readings. I am curious to find out what my fellow co-workers think, and if there are ideas I can integrate with this activity.