English II

Full-year course - 1 credit

The English II curriculum combines the language arts strands of language, speaking and listening, reading, and writing. Our study of language will include grammar, usage, mechanics, and vocabulary. Students in English II will continue their study of grammar so that they will become more proficient writers. We will study both literature and informational text in our reading units, and we will finish out the year with an in-depth novel study. Throughout the year students will produce a wide variety of narrative, informative, and argumentative writing. In that writing they will often draw evidence from the literary and informational texts they are studying as well as conduct research to build and present their knowledge. Students will again be expected to read at least two books per quarter. They will also do books talks and other activities as they are reading those books, which will be a significant part of their grade each quarter.