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English II

Course Description:  English II is intended to advance students’ organizational, reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills. Students will analyze various works in different artistic mediums to evaluate how authors craft their prose to establish a purpose.  Through writing, students construct diverse writing products using complex materials and specialized sources to formulate a central idea, maintain a coherent focus, and elaborate with relevant research and/or examples. Through a variety of speaking situations, students will use formal academic English appropriate for a purpose. Additionally, students will gain skills in becoming a better reader, writer, and communicator.   

Calendar

NOV 13
Read and annotate articles on why standardized testing is ineffective / detrimental.
All Day

By the end of class, studnets will need to make a decision regarding their claim.

NOV 14
Work on Graphic Organizer
All Day

Students will complete a graphic organizer establishing a claim, supporting the claim with research, and addressign the counter-claim.

NOV 15
Work on Graphic Organizer
All Day

Students will complete a graphic organizer establishing a claim, supporting the claim with research, and addressign the counter-claim.

NOV 15
Word of the Day Quiz #6 Today
All Day

If you need another copy of the words, please look on my English II home page.

NOV 16
Computer Lab - Typing Rough Draft
All Day

Students will be given lab time to type their modified argument paper.


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