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Filling Lesson Plan Gaps

State testing. Field trips. Weird last-minute assembly schedules that turn your day upside down. No matter how well a teacher prepares, holes will appear in your schedule. What to do? Here are the materials – all stand-alone filler lessons that won’t feel like fluff – to help you fill those gaps:

How much instructional time do you need to fill? 

5-10 minutes:
Brain teasers
Three of a kind

10-15 minutes:
Don’t panic! (dictionary game)
Commonly confused words
Fine art analysis (19 options)

15-30 minutes:
Analogies (remember these? huge:vast::cute:adorable)
Micro-fiction/2-sentence storytelling
Life lessons from literature

30-60 minutes:
• Twilight Zone analysis (5 options)
Andy Weir’s short story, “The Egg”
• Jason Reynolds’ speech to Lesley U. grads
Listen & learn podcast lesson (11 options)
Author bio. research grid (so, so many of these – I probably have the writer you need)
Watch Mister Rogers use rhetorical tools to sway a Congressional hearing 
Birds aren’t real (modern satire)
What’s up in the world? (current events)
How to read (and create!) an editorial cartoon
Should we kill spiders in our homes? (real-world rhetoric)

60-90 minutes:
21 Chump Street
Poetry creation stations
Chekov’s “The Bet” + Twilight Zone episode
Saki’s “The Storyteller” + modern irony
Trophy syndrome + graduation speech analysis
Compare/Contrast life advice for graduates

What else do you need? Leave a reply or send me a comment. I’m here to help!

Rizwan Ahmed
Rizwan Ahmed
AuditStudent.com, founded by Rizwan Ahmed, is an educational platform dedicated to empowering students and professionals in the all fields of life. Discover comprehensive resources and expert guidance to excel in the dynamic education industry.


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