Before the summer break, I like to build the framework for my next year. I started off with the idea of the Five Ws: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. I narrowed that concept into the following topics.
- Identity (Who)
- Discovery (What)
- Memory (When)
- Home (Where)
- Intent (Why)
The units are coming together nicely. I have some engaging projects planned, but they are still in development.
As always, I’m switching up the texts that I teach. I like to keep things fresh. My major strategy for texts is to expose students to more texts through excerpts. Although I’ll still have a few plays and novels on the required reading list, I’m going to try having a recommended reading list to push my stronger students.