First year English teacher here. I've been teaching about seven weeks. I tend to plan everything out until each vacation break and then -- on that vacation -- plan for the next one. I was talking about my newest plans to a family member and she started questioning whether I was too "reading heavy" and needed to have my students write more. I explained that even when we are reading a novel the students have multiple writing assignments, but it really made me start doubting myself. I can't shake the feeling that I haven't taught anything yet -- even though I keep reassuring myself I have. My mentor is not an English teacher and does not consult with me over my curriculum. I was handed three textbooks and told good luck. I designed my own curriculum. All I know is that the other English teacher is also teaching literature from the medieval era so we made it through Beowulf at about the same rate.