I'm sure you've experienced the following situations: It's late in the afternoon, you're tired, and ready to go home. All of a sudden, your principal calls you in to tell you that he's "chosen" you to go to an all day meeting at the district office. How lovely! Or, perhaps you feel like you're getting sick and know that you'll be out tomorrow! What in the world will you plan for your students?! You know that you can't continue those projects you've started (No sub would have a clue!) and that anything you do assign will just be busy work that the kids will hate. What's the answer? Well, here are 9 different Literature assignments that are engaging, don't require pre-planning, and the Rubric that goes along with each can be kept or thrown away in the nearest trash can! In other words, your students will be involved in reading and writing (Something every Standard stresses!), they'll be focused, and you won't have to worry, or even care, how they do! Not bad!!