This past summer my school (first year there) decided to do a summer reading project for middle school students. Students had to select a book from a list of 10, read the book, and then do a project over it. My sixth graders were told about it in 5th grade and sent info several times over the summer. The past three weeks, the projects have been mentioned on an almost daily basis. The projects are due this Friday and several of them told me today they haven't even started reading the books. Several of the students that told me they haven't started reading are special education inclusion. It will be very difficult for them to read one of the selected books and do a project in 4 days. What would you do if you found your students in this situation? Part of me is thinking it would be a good lesson for them to learn (they have had 5 months to do this project) the consequences for not completely their work while the other part is scrabbling to figure something out.