I finally got my rear in gear and got my book orders done. Unfortunately, that made me realize that I'm going to be teaching a bunch of new plays in one class. And I've decided to revamp another class significantly. And there's a new common text (that I've read, but I'm not enthusiastic about) for the writing class.
I ought to get my common sense examined!
I'm going to teach history plays (and historiography stuff) in an upper level seminar, and I've decided to teach the Famous Victories with Shakespeare's Henry V. I'm also lined up to teach another Shakespeare play for the first time (in line with my goal to teach all the plays by the time I end my career). I'm going to have the students use EEBO (Early English Books On-line) to read the Famous Victories, so they'll actually get to know that resource a bit better than otherwise.
I've ordered Graff and Birkenstein's They Say / I Say for all three classes. I actually think it's got a lot of potential to help all three very different levels of student. So, we'll see if I'm right! (And if I'm totally wrong, which class will I be most wrong about?)