I don't know about you guys, but I am completely addicted to Pinterest and so jealous of our elementary counterparts with AMAZING room ideas! If you are not already following Simply Novel on Pinterest, check us out soon. This year, I decided to step it up on the decoration front in a way that is not only pinterest pretty, but also completely functional for teaching secondary English and the Common Core. I teach primarily American Literature so my ideas for this post surround the idea of teaching literature along a chronological, historical path in US History, but you could do something similar with any literature class. I'd love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and classroom decorating tips in the comment section below!