How many of you teach on a block? How do you organize and plot out your units? I'd love to do a weekly-type plan where on Mondays we do this and on Tuesdays we do this, and so forth, but that won't work on our block schedule. Our classes are about an hour and a half and they meet either two times or three times per week. Last year I tried plotting out a 5-day thing, but that just didn't work for whatever reason. 5 regular 45-min periods is not the same as 2 and a half blocks, you know? I struggle with needing to cover lots of material in a short amount of time (don't we all?). I'm sort of on a three-block plan right now for each lesson. Each lesson is made up of 7 or so new vocab words, a two- or three-paragraph passage to translate into English, a new grammar topic or two, and some cultural info. I don't assign a lot of homework other than memorization of new vocab and case/verb endings. Obviously anything that they don't finish in class, along with the translation, is done outside of class. I feel like about 3 blocks is plenty of class time--it's nearly 5 hours--but several of my students complained about moving too fast. I don't feel like I'm rushing them at all. And furthermore, I feel like most of them would just waste any extra time I did give them. What do you all think? Any ideas on how to come up with a better plan where I can manage to get everything done and not make my students feel rushed?