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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

32-36 weeks

Overview

In English 2, students learn how the human experience—real life—is the foundation of the best stories, plays, poems, films, and articles. In each unit of the course, students explore a specific aspect of the human experience such as laughter, obstacles, betrayal, fear, and transformation. Through the study of literature, nonfiction, and life, students explore what it means to be human, what it means to be fulfilled, triumphant, empowered, and transformed.

As in life, students have many choices in the English 2 course. They choose the order in which they complete the units. Students also choose some of the works they read and have countless choices when it comes to demonstrating what they have learned. Whether reading a poem or a novel, writing a story or an analysis, or studying a Shakespearean tragedy or a modern suspense film, students explore what it means to be human, a subject on which they are already experts!

Major Topics and Concepts

Starting Segment I or Segment II:

Getting Started

  • 00.00 Getting Started
  • 00.01 Objectives
  • 00.02 Common Core
  • 00.03 Navigation
  • 00.04 Lessons and Assessments
  • 00.05 Course Specifics
  • 00.06 Collaboration
  • 00.07 Pace
  • 00.08 Checklists
  • 00.09 Online Learning 101
  • 00.10 Academic Integrity

Segment I
Module 1

  • 01.00 Introduction
  • 01.01 Grammar
  • 01.02 Poetry
  • 01.03 Connotation, Denotation, and Imagery
  • 01.04 Humor
  • 01.05 Tone
  • 01.06 Plot, Pacing, and Point of View
  • 01.07 Alternate Plot Structures
  • 01.08 Narrative Writing
  • 01.09 Pre-writing Process
  • 01.10 Writing Tips
  • 01.11 More Writing Tips
  • 01.12 First Draft
  • 01.13 Discussion-Based Assesment
  • 01.14 Final Draft
  • 01.15 Honors: Love Poem
  • 01.16 Honors: Love of Things
  • 01.17 Module One Exam

Module 2

  • 02.00 Introduction
  • 02.01 The Hurdle
  • 02.02 Historical Context and Human Rights
  • 02.03 Point of View
  • 02.04 Prompt and Human Rights
  • 02.05 The Victory
  • 02.06 Analysis
  • 02.07 Research
  • 02.08 Citations
  • 02.09 The Introduction
  • 02.10 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.11 The Outline
  • 02.12 The First Draft
  • 02.13 Grammar
  • 02.14 The Final Draft
  • 02.15 Honors: The Solution
  • 02.16 Module Two Exam
  • 02.17 Segment One Exam
  • 02.18 Segment One Honors Exam

Segment One Collaboration

  • 00.01 Segment One Collaboration

Segment II
Module 3

  • 03.00 Introduction
  • 03.01 Fears, Anxieties, Phobias, Oh My!
  • 03.02 The Reality of Fear
  • 03.03 Nothing to Fear
  • 03.04 Free from Fear
  • 03.05 Fascination with Fear
  • 03.06 No Hyding From Fear
  • 03.07 Surprise!
  • 03.08 Fear In Film
  • 03.09 Project Runaway!
  • 03.10 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.11 Honors:Constructing Meaning
  • 03.12 Honors: Bringing it all Together
  • 03.13 Module Three Exam

Module 4

  • 04.00 Introduction
  • 04.01 Apostrophes and Homonyms
  • 04.02 Julius Caesar, Act I
  • 04.03 Julius Caesar, Act II
  • 04.04 Julius Caesar, Act III
  • 04.05 Julius Caesar, Acts IV and V
  • 04.06 Argumentative Writing
  • 04.07 Claims and Counterclaims
  • 04.08 Develop Your Position
  • 04.09 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 04.10 Outline Your Argument
  • 04.11 Write your Argument
  • 04.12 Your Final Draft
  • 04.13 Honors: The Lay of the Were-Wolf
  • 04.14 Module Four Exam
  • 04.15 Segment Two Exam
  • 04.16 Segment Two Honors Exam

Segment Two Collaboration

  • 00.02 Segment Two Collaboration

Credits 1

Competencies

  • Literary Devices (English 2)
    Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, analyze, and critique a variety of complex literary texts by identifying and explaining descriptive and figurative language in the texts.
  • Narrative Writing (English 2)
    Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively apply narrative strategies for a variety of purposes and audiences by writing a story or essay.
  • Explanatory Writing (English 2)
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of explanatory writing techniques by writing an informative text that analyzes and synthesizes information from multiple sources in order to shed new light on a concept or process.
  • Research Using Technology (English 2)
    Students will demonstrate the ability to investigate topics through research/inquiry by analyzing, integrating, and presenting information for a specific purpose.
  • Reading Informational Sources (English 2)
    Students will demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast, analyze, and critique a variety of increasingly complex print and non-print informational texts (these may include texts for science, social studies, and technical subjects) by presenting a summary and interpretation supported by evidence.
  • Listening (English 2)
    Students will demonstrate the ability to listen and view critically for variety of purposes pertaining to literary understanding by presenting an analysis or review.
  • Writing Arguments (English 2)
    Students will demonstrate the ability to write persuasively for intended purpose and audience by presenting and supporting claims and reasoning with sufficient evidence.
  • Speaking (English 2)
    Student will demonstrate the ability to speak persuasively and effectively by presenting information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

Pre-Requisites

None

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