I'm a new teacher and I mainly teach social studies but next semester I am teaching English 9 and 10 and aside from a brief stint in my practicum with Eng 10, teaching English is a bit overwhelming for me. The basic structure of where I live is Poetry, Short Story, Play, and Novel Study with grammar etc thrown in the units. The only thing is, I'm not an English teacher and teaching grammar, proper ways to write an essay or even how to mark English essays, is scary. Has anyone taught English before that was trained in another subject? And yes, while I can ask other fellow English teachers, I don't want to appear like I don't know what I'm doing or that they won't have confidence in me but I'm feeling quite out of depth. So basically, I have been looking at other English 9/10 syllabuses and they have similar units but for grammar, writing styles, do you do that at the beginning of the year or integrate it into different units?