High School English 2
High School English
High School English 1, or consent of the instructor based on student writing sample. It is also recommended that students have also completed American Literature.
High School English 2 builds on previous writing and literature studies to introduce upper high school students to rhetorical analysis, and critical thinking and evaluation skills, as well as the research and writing skills needed to succeed in the workplace or in university studies.
High School English 2 is an advanced composition course that builds on previous grammar and vocabulary study, as well as previous writing and literature courses to extend and expand student skills in understanding, analysis and communication. The course includes continued study in essay writing, including the college essay or personal narrative, timed essays, and persuasive essays. Students are introduced to rhetorical analysis, how to construct an effective argument, and the persuasive research paper and recorded presentation. Students will also develop critical thinking skills as they evaluate and compare a wide variety of historical documents, speeches, essays, and stories.
Parents are responsible for helping their student establish a weekly routine that includes daily grammar and sentence writing practice and feedback as well as time to work on required homework and study for class each day. Parents are also responsible to implement daily instruction from the Easy Grammar Ultimate Series (grade 11), check student work and offer feedback. Students will benefit most from this daily practice in grammar and sentence practice, as well as time each day for writing, reflection, revision, and/or vocabulary study. It is highly recommended that parents review student writing and offer feedback before final drafts are turned in.
High School English 2 worktext, available from ODA bookstore.
Easy Grammar Ultimate Series, Teacher Edition-Grade 11, by Wanda Phillips. Parents should buy the teacher edition, rather than the student edition
Who Said What? A Writer’s Guide to Finding, Evaluating, Quoting, and Documenting Sources (And Avoiding Plagiarism), by Kayla Myers (This book is also required for High School English 1)
Animal Farm, by George Orwell
Frankenstein: A Guide to Reading and Reflecting Hardcover – by Karen Swallow Prior (Author), Mary Shelley (Author)