Hi Everyone! I am a first year 12th grade English teacher. I feel like I am running in circles. I was wondering if anyone could help me with any suggestions for the following problems I am having. 1) My students have to fulfill a research paper requirement. Any suggestions? 2) We have to read 9 novels in addition to selections from the anthology. So far the students have completed 3 novels, 2 short stories, 10 poems, 2 essays, 5 projects, and will fulfill the debate requirement next week. My question is do you think if I assigned a book for the students to read on their own and complete a writing assignment on that book (I would give them a list to choose from from the curriculum that we are not reading in class) do you think that would work? Any suggestions?