Biographies should be compelling stories that hook the reader immediately. This list of picture book nonfiction biographies do exactly that -- they tell a story that makes it seem like you're reading a fiction book.
Behavior management alert form could provide parents with a first-level response from the teacher or a reminder to the student. This would work best for younger learners.
My mother read to my brother and me every night until we decided we were old enough to read to ourselves. Now my wife and I take turns reading to our children each night. This special time spent with our children helps us to see firsthand how our son is reading (our daughter is only two).