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Our high school Honors English numbers have been low the past few years. We chatted and thought we would try adding Advanced Language Arts classes in grades 7 & 8 to see if we could encourage more students to stay in the Honors track. I will be teaching the Advanced LA classes next year, one 7 and one 8. My other classes will be regular LA. I am struggling with how to plan to keep the classes similar between regular and advanced AND also make the changes needed to follow the Common Core. Any advice? Recommendations? Thoughts? Share with me, please!!