Students have to write in a log every time they do not turn in their homework on time and explain themselves. This helps teachers keep track of how many times the same student does not do his/her homework, makes students think about why they did not do their homework, and establishes accountability.
Said is dead ... But should not always be shunned. I saw it put this way once: said is an invisible word. The reader skips over it and it streamlines the reading process. Sometimes said can be helpful. And sometimes this chart can be helpful!