My part-time position at a new school keeps growing...now I will be teaching one section of English 10 in addition to 3 sections of French! I am so excited and nervous! This will be my first time teaching HS English in a traditional setting (I taught 11th and 12th grade English online for three years, but it is a very different ballgame). I taught HS ELD last year, but was required to follow a strict program that was...not a good fit for me (or the students IMO). I also taught MS ELA for three years. So I am excited to finally teach the subject and level that I initially trained for after seven years of other experiences, but I'm also nervous since it will be my first time! I haven't gotten any of the curriculum or access to books yet, but I am wondering how other teachers approach HS English -- how do you structure your classes? How do you break down a 100-minute block for English? How do you decide which texts to use? I am planning on brushing up on the CC standards, but I know they are more of a guide than a prescription. Any thoughts, suggestions, or just moral support are welcome!