Using the lower end of the AQA English Language and Literature mark schemes plus some common SPaG targets. Glue this into the front of their books and then mark according to the code - no need for writing more than the kids anymore!
Use Hallowe'en to stimulate creative writing responses from your class. Think about the genre of horror, and practise using poetic devices and techniques. A really good filler lesson, themed topically and a really enjoyable idea for cover or display work.
The Y8 SOW, based on the Collins SOW available online and several borrowed resources from other contributors as well as my own work.
This is very summery - ideal for the last week of term. It is based around group work and pupils being effective participators and creative thinkers, working together to create something really special. I got the idea from something on Teachit, but simplified and *hopefully* improved it, aiming it at lower ability pupils.
I have used this for Enrichment as well as English - it is a lot of fun and you can add and edit as much as you like. All images used taken from Google images and do not belong to me.