Many books talk about teaching units. How many show you how to create them, make them meaningful to students, and support your curriculum with them? Teaching English by Design does it all. It's two books in one: a primer on teaching secondary English and a guide to designing powerful 4-6 week units. Peter Smagorinsky shares vital insights about students, learning, and teaching and opens up the key ideas of unit design to help you avoid a fragmentary curriculum and deepen student's thinking.