My language arts sessions have been worse than dead lately. Zero interest, zero participation. I do try to pick reasonably interesting topics for reading and writing but I must confess I haven't done anything really special in a while. I am desperate for ideas to wake up this class, I don't think I can stand one more period of zombie 101. There are two students; it's a resource class. Here are the constraints: 1. I have max 4 more 40-minute sessions and tend to get cut short by something or other, so can't be anything too long-term. 2. I have had quite a bit of behavior issues with this group in the past, so I don't want to give them too much of a fun party feeling, it has to be work-y enough, just interesting and engaging work. But I'm not going to, say, show a video instead of teaching just because it's the end of the year and my regular stuff isn't working. 3. Students are in 7th grade but behind, so anything around or above a 5th grade level would probably be suitable. 4. I do want to accomplish some useful learning objective, but I'm not bound to a specific curriculum at this point. The way things have been going lately I'll be happy if the students gain anything at all in reading, writing, or thinking skills. Extra credit if anyone has an idea that I can get ready by tomorrow... I know I'm a little late to realizing that what I'm doing isn't working but I can't bear the thought of even one more day like today! Session was SOOOO dead, zero involvement, participation, nothing.