Yesterday, I just received my summer school assignment; I am to teach two 2 hour English classes to Freshmen. There are 39 students on each of my rosters, and I have to remember that they are there because they flunked English last semester. I start this Monday and I am trying not to panic on how to be sure those 2 hours are filled up. As you are all well aware, any empty time is a recipe for disaster so I must plan accordingly. I don't have much time to lesson plan due to the short notice. If any of you have any ideas on how to plan for 2 hour classes, I'd appreciate it. They gave me a few novels and plays--but I'd like to start with short stories and poems to be read aloud in class. I also think that almost all of the learning should take place in class and I don't plan on giving them much homework.