Here's my question. Yikes I'm freaking out. I'm teaching honors 9th grade english and regular 9th grade english. I was planning on making honors a little harder by asking for more projects and writing from the students and by grading them a little more strictly. That's what I was planning until I found out that I have an administrators daughter, an administrator who is very critical of her daughter's teachers and who is very involved. She told me, right off, that she expect outside reading of trade books, trade books I don't own. How do you make an honors class harder for the students in a way that will make this parent confident that her daughter is getting all of the learning she can out of this class. Last year was my first year teaching and I basically assigned more work and homework but I really want to impress this woman and I want to make my class challanging. Any suggestions or ways in which you make your honors classes challanging?