High School English 2

Valerie Otheim, Instructor 

This course was offered in 2015-16 and may be offered in 2017-18

World Literature and Composition (Before 1650)

This course focuses on analysis of literature and composition. Students combine study of selected western and non-western literature before 1650 AD with study of composition as they read a variety of fiction and non-fiction works from Literature World Masterpieces (checkout) and online sources (printable). Literature is studied within the context of history, culture, and worldview.  “Close reading,” textual annotation, and Socratic seminars improve critical thinking and discussion skills. Review of the writing process and five-paragraph essay provides a foundation for introducing interpretive, persuasive, and argumentative writing. Development of vocabulary and grammatical skills improves clarity of formal compositions. A creative project option encourages students to response to literature through artistic expression.

Maximum class size: 12

Prerequisites: Successful Completion (80% or higher) of English 1 and by permission.

Day and Time: 

Student’s family must have reliable Internet service with email access and printer.
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Materials and Texts: Literature World Masterpieces (Available to rent from instructor for $5.)