I'm looking for advice on what to do for 30-35 minutes this Friday. - it can be about anything, really, English related. - the students have been learning about civil rights activists for 4-5 weeks and just finished a compare/contrast essay about 2 of them (their choice). Turning the final draft in Thursday. So if it has something to do with it, it would be great, but I don't want to repeat anything. Something related would be nice. I don't think a writing related exercise would be good, they've been writing for 4 days. - I'm looking for something they can do on their own. I'm sick, lost my voice yesterday halfway through the day (currently at work, but I can only whisper. So I'm managing everyone today without speaking lol). I'm taking off Thursday, because straining my throat when I do need to talk is making it worse. Friday, I might still be the same, but I'm coming back to work. - another reason for independent work is that we only have 15 minutes a day prep time. How am I supposed to grade 90 essays?? So I will try to get some of them done Friday during the school day, and the rest on Monday, hopefully (they will watch the news that day). I have to do it this way, otherwise I'll be working for many hours on my own. Technically it can be something as simple as a few grammar worksheets, or watch a great, meaningful video and take notes (I can create questions), and I can come up with these, but I was wondering if anyone has anything better.