This will be my 19th year teaching, and for the last 10 years (at least), I have been teaching English III. At the end of school last year, I went to my P and said, "Please give me something new before I run amok..." She did! I found out today that I'll be teaching a couple of sections of English I (in addition to the usual English III)! I'm very excited, but I'm a little nervous, too. Because we're an alternative campus, every student who will be taking English I will have already failed it at least once before, so I want to make it fresh for them. So, for those of you who teach freshman English, what are your very favorite lessons or pieces to teach? Every student in my school has his own laptop, so I can do lots with technology.