Students sometimes miss big chunks of time from school for various reasons like travelling back to their home countries or taking a family trip. I've had students miss over a month of school so came up with a generic project you can adapt for your students when they are absent. It looks at all 4 major skill areas - writing, reading, listening, and speaking.
This works well for English Language Arts classes and especially for English as an Additional Language classes (a.k.a. EFL-ESL-ELD).
While You're Away Project
by K. Penner, Creative Teaching 101
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