Reading rubric for students (older- 3-5 grade). This would be a great way for students to know what behavior to exhibit during independent reading times. Also, it helps encourage on task behavior. By employing words such as "metacognition", teachers emphasize to students that reading goes beyond physical behavior and involves them comprehending the books.
Make interactive: Have a letter pouch. Classes can play against each other (In Spanish!) Each word played must also be illustrated and posted. http://www.uni.illinois.edu/library/blog/blog_images/wordswithfriends.jpg