"The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that cannot read them."   - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

 Class Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/englishiischofield/


Extra Credit - Publish Editorial in The Enquirer & News: http://static.battlecreekenquirer.com/contactus/
250 words or less

Editorial Samples from Previous Students: http://www.hceaproud.com/voices-via-harper-creek.html   or

"I cannot live without books."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

"Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man."
- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

In-text citations: Author-page style

MLA format follows the author-page method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the page number(s) from which the quotation or paraphrase is taken must appear in the text, and a complete reference should appear on your Works Cited page. The author's name may appear either in the sentence itself or in parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase, but the page number(s) should always appear in the parentheses, not in the text of your sentence. For example:

Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).

Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).

Suggestions for word choice:  https://sites.google.com/site/schofieldreading

Course Information

Course: English II
Teacher: Dr. Schofield
Time: 2nd & 4th  Blocks
Location: Room 124

English II

English II Course Description

This class includes a second year of emphasis on state core curriculum competencies.  Students will work on reading strategies, writing skills, and speaking and listening competencies.  They will read a selection of novels, plays, poetry, and stories and devote time to preparation for the Michigan Merit Exam in English Language Arts.

Outline for English II

Unit 10.1 - American Post World War II Drama
Unit 10.2 - Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Novel, Satire
Unit 10.3 - Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Protest Writing and the Great Depression
Unit 10.4 - Harlem Renaissance and Post World War II American Drama

The Michigan Department of Education, in collaboration with partners across the state, has developed Course/Credit Content Expectations to provide all educators and students with a common understanding of what high school students should know and be able to do at the completion of each credit/course.

Additional information is available at http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-38924_41644_42674---,00.html

Prerequisite: English I

Instructor's Biography:


1996 Ph.D. in English, Michigan State University

Major Emphases: Reading Theory, Composition Theory, English Education

Dissertation Topic: Chronotope in the Female Journey

1983 M.A. in Special Education - Emotionally Impaired, Western Michigan University

1981 B.A. in English, Michigan State University

Minor in Secondary Education and History


Guided Highlighted Reading: A Close-Reading Strategy for Navigating Complex Text. Maupin House Publishing, 2012. 

Reading to the Core: Learning to Read Closely, Critically and Generatively to Meet Performance Tasks. Maupin House Publishing, 2013.

Schofield, Cynthia. "Man's Need to Testify,Remember, and Transcend Language." The Stones Weep: Teaching the Holocaust through a Survivor's Art. Miriam M. Brysk and Margaret G. Lincoln. East Stroudsburg PA: Gihon River Press, 2013. 123-140. Print.

Character Education Themes - Traits for the following months: 

September: Citizenship
October: Courage
November: Responsibility
December: Diligence
January: Honesty
February: Caring
March: Pride
April: Courage
May: Leadership
June: Respect

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