Teachers: Daniel Robles '02, Sarah Gacina, Douglas Brown, Christine Moore
Open to: Sophomores
Length: 2 Semesters
English 2 builds upon the writing skills of freshman year with the construction process of the well-wrought theme (3-5 paragraphs) as the major goal. Included are elements of unity, coherence, and emphasis; inductive and deductive reading; and four types of themes: exposition, narration, description, and argumentation. Vocabulary building continues with the study of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Students also learn and apply to their own writing the Modern Language Association (MLA) requirements for documentation. Formal grammar instruction continues from ninth grade. American literature from the Colonial Period to the present is surveyed in chronological and/or thematic units.