Our small school is merging with a slightly larger charter school this upcoming year (both still in alt. ed, similar student population). We're basically just moving over there for 1 year, a lot of things will change, a lot are up in the air, but I'm already starting to think about what I'll be teaching. Up until now I was teaching English 2 and 3 in the same class for 4 class periods. This resulted me teaching the same thing for 4 classes which was great. Now I will be teaching English 1, 2 and 3 so obviously I will be prepping for 3 subjects My students will be spread out in those classes, so I def. want to avoid books we have already done in the past 2 years. The current teacher gave me a list of books they have read, so I need to avoid those. I actually can teach some of the things I did 4 years ago, because none of those students are around now, but those will be just certain short stories or units, not novels. Can you guys give me a list of what is generally taught in English 1, 2 and 3? I have already read the following books with them so I can't do those: Night, Dawn, Crime and Punishment, I know why the Caged Bird sings, Living up the street (this is more like 8th grade level so I wouldn't teach it anyways), these are what I remember right now. These are the books they have done at the other school: Touching Spirit bear, (I was going to do this), Ender's Game, Things they carried, To kill a mockingbird, Anthem, After Life, Mythology, Shakespeare: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer's night, Sonnets, Of Mice and Men. Our school population stays around for a few years, and someone who is in my English 3 might be in there again the following year because we don't offer English 4. So I can never teach the same things for about 3-4 years. This was going to be the first year when I could recycle my lessons, but now this happened I do have the Holt textbooks for English 2 and 3, and I can use them, but I'm not crazy about them. Any advice I can get, I appreciate it.