We all know that the students start to get crazy the week before break, so instead of trying to focus on a novel or lengthy assignment, try mini lessons for each day leading up to break.
In this mini lesson, "Winter-Time" poetry analysis, the students will analyze the poem "Winter-Time" by Robert Louis Stevenson and discuss the literary devices used as well. This lesson will only take one class period, and is best suited for 8-12th grade :) It's ideal because while it is educational, it's not a big deal if a student is absent or misses class. The poetry activity is a great way to refresh their analyzation skills without them thinking it's a big deal of an assignment. The poem is about Winter, not Christmas, so it's great for the public school classroom where it needs to be all-inclusive.
So head on over to my TPT Store and pick it up today! Give yourself a break and save the headache of fighting with the students to finish a major assignment right before break :)