By far, the best and my go to site is...The English Companion Ning. Jim Burke's site is an award winning ning just for English teachers. You must check out this website and join. It is an amazing place to see what other English teachers are doing in their classrooms. I go here for novel ideas, chat with other middle school teachers, and to get motivated for the upcoming school year. I highly recommend you poke around this ning, join a few discussions and even make a post.