Old Favorites and New Favorites–We Promise!       As you may know, we’re writing an English curriculum, my team and I. As I’ve discussed elsewhere, it’s based on the reading of novels, challenging & demanding novels, at every grade level.  It’s flexible and modular–teachers and schools can select from a range of books.  It’s knowledge-building and writing intensive. It reinforces Close Reading of complex text. There’s a ton of nonfiction. It stresses the joy of reading. It’s moderately obsessed…