Year Credits: 5
Prerequisite: English 1
Graduation Requirement: English
English 2 is designed to expand on the development of writing and critical analysis skills begun in the ninth grade. This Western literature course focuses on the theme of "Facing Realities" by exploring classic and contemporary texts from both America and Western Europe.
In this course students will analyze how works of a given period reflect historical and social events and conditions. Students will engage in daily, guided reading practice, group projects, analytical writing assignments, research writing, and lively class debates, focusing on identity and the individual's place in the world.