Bookmarks to encourage reading homework? Learners of all ages used a specially designed bookmark to record their out-of-class reading. Class members chart the number of minutes they read each day (30 minutes is the goal) and a parent or caregiver verifies the time. Every Friday the bookmarks are collected and points given. Double points are awarded if they read to a child under six or to a non-reader. Participants could also design their own bookmarks following the provided format.