Hi there, I'm just about to start my first teaching job in an American public school. I've got a pretty heavy schedule-- 3 subjects: 2 sections of 12th grade English, one section of 11th grade English, and 2 sections of French I. I'm wondering if anyone out there might be able to make any suggestions for my lesson planning. I've done a lot of the French prep. already but I'm still looking for a lot of stuff for 11th & 12th grade English, such as activities, lesson ideas, bellringers (sponge activities), etc. I know that the textbook for the English classes with be the Holt Rhinehart Elements of Lit. 11th Grade will be American Lit. and 12th grade will be British Lit. Any ideas for things I can do to help get the year off to a good start would be very much appreciated!