I really like something like this for homework. Place on a clip board and carry it with me while I'm quickly checking reading logs. If a student doesn't have their HW, give them the clipboard to fill out, and they can pass it to the next student when they're finished.
Do you have a problem with students constantly raising their hands when you are giving instruction? Read Solving the Hand Raising Problem to find 15 terrific tips and ideas! This post is the first in a new series on Laura Candler's Corkboard Connections blog called Advice from Real Teachers.