For the most part, my students have about the average teenage "caring" level. They understand they have to do work to get the grades, and on occasion, really get personally invested in a unit. This year, I have a double block (2 periods of English, instead of 1) for low level students. And they don't care. At all. They don't care about the material. They don't care if they fail. I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of to get them motivated, and nothing works. I've tried printing weekly grade reports, small prizes for accomplishments, a "star chart," creative poster projects, portfolio projects, group work, calling home, lunch detention, incorporating sports topics, music, and the list goes on. Last week, I did an experiment. I gave them the questions and answers to their quiz the day before I was going to give the quiz. I TOLD them, this is your quiz. Study it for tomorrow. 85% of the class failed it. A good portion of them just because they were too lazy to fill in the questions (I know they know what a noun is.) I am at my wits end with this class. Do you have any amazing tricks for student "buy in" or motivation?