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In this course, students will practice literacy skills through an integrated model. English II shares the same standards as English I but significantly increases the rigor with which those standards are taught. Students will practice literacy skills through an integrated model. Specifically, students will read literature and informational texts, practice academic writing, conduct research, engage in speaking and listening skills, and apply language skills. Students will closely read and analyze a variety of literary selections: short stories, novels, articles, essays, speeches, drama, and poetry. Speaking and listening skills connect reading and writing through discussion and presentation. Across all writing formats, students will develop a central idea, maintain a coherent focus in their writing, and elaborate the points they make with well-documented and relevant examples, facts, and details.
A state end-of-course exam is required at the end of the second semester. The score will count a percentage of the second semester grade as determined by the Tennessee State Board of Education.
Expectations and Goals
It is the expectation for all students to push their reasoning skills and understanding of English and Literature as they continue in this course. Students should complete all assigned reading material for class in order to ensure the highest quality of instruction at a pace that is expected of English II students.