Honors English 2
Teachers: Mary Arney, Terry Caldwell
Open to: Sophomores
Length: 2 Semesters
Honors English 2 is designed for students who have done exceptionally well in their English 1 class throughout the year. American literature from Colonial times to the present will be surveyed. This survey explores poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction of each literary period. Students write various essays (using various development techniques learned throughout the year) exploring the basic questions and issues of many canonical American writers. Study skills, library research skills and techniques, and creative writing will be further developed and reinforced throughout the year. Vocabulary, advanced sentence structure problems, and special grammatical problems in writing will be explored. Prerequisite: A 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 or higher in English 1, passing score on the entrance test, recommendation of the student’s English 1 teacher, and approval of the department chair. This course must be taken for two semesters.