The ongoing assignment throughout the year is students are to have an independent reading book with them at every English class and to read an additional 20 minutes a night. Students are to continue working on their reading journal in class. They are also asked to keep tabs on titles and authors of books they've read from the beginning of the school year.
Another activity we do nearly every day is write in our daybooks. If your student is absent, they need to ask for the writing prompt from the day before.
Students will have an in-class basic schedule posted on Monday, that I add to as the week goes on so they can fill out their planners.