Back to the old grind in a week and a half. Last year, I predominantly taught short stories based on the curriculum (of course, there were also novels, if we could get a hold of them, and poetry). It usually went about one short story a week. Do you guys have any ideas for pacing or supplementary activities? There would be times when the story was so short it would be hard to fill a week's worth of material, and others where the story was so long it would seem to be hard to cover within a week's time. In our district last year, it was mandated that everybody be on the same thing at the same time, with district generated quizzes at the end of each week (I'll hold my tongue on how I feel about that).