I have my English class journal each day to settle them down while I organize the lesson. I didn't want heavy journal books since I take them home to respond. I purchased five magazine holder cartons and labeled them A through E. Then I purchased five different colored pocket folders. In each magazine holder I place one folder of each color with a student's name on it. Rather than search through a hanging file folder for their file, they go to their letter box and pull their color folder out and they're off. Putting folders back is easy too since there is no filing -- just placing the folder in the correct box. This is so amazing that my colleagues have now joined me in doing this. This would work for any type of file the students need to access.