Our P assigns goals to us in the beginning of the year to work on and then we go over them at the end of the year. One of my goals is to be more creative with lesson planning. (I teach high school English in alternative ed) She generally loves my lessons, has always praised me for the plans, for the long term continuity, how the themes flow, the actual themes I choose, the high level of rigor and books we read and how I implement them. But she is also challenging me and encouraging me to be more creative. I have always had this as a weakness. I've had several very creative plans (one she had me share at our district meeting, in front of the superintendent), but most of the time these just sort of happened. I can't always be creative. So I need some help. This year's plans are roughly these: - read Night by Elie Wiesel starting next week - the following quarter read his next book, Dawn -in the spring read the last one, Day. I have the teacher guide with excellent Common Core aligned plans. - In between the books we will be reading some short stories, autobiographies and biographies of people who overcame extreme obstacles - also have a few essays they will write. How do I get creative? What can I do with a novel that would be actually different, more engaging and creative? My students are always into the books we read, but I want to find different ways. What kind of projects can I do? How can I change my instruction so that it is creative?