Here's a fun linky to collect some ideas from other Secondary teachers to have on hand. Thanks again to ELA Buffet and Desktop Learning Adventures for organizing all of us!
Here are a few ideas I have for last minute ELA plans:
Here's a FREE and fun writing activity that can be used just about any time during the year in an ELA, Social Studies or Science classroom. Students must create the front page of a newspaper to practice expository writing. Includes assignment sheet, graphic organizers and a marking rubric!
In the middle of a novel study? Adapt it to be about an event in the novel!
Why not have your students write about an important historical event?
Teaching science? Students could write a news article to summarize a current topic!
Great review for writing, editing and more! Just click the image above to grab a copy!
Another handy pack to have on hand is my Poetry Package! It includes 7 individual poetry activities that students could easily work on with a substitute teacher. Each activity includes everything needed to get started right away and is "print and go" ready!