English II

English II

Course Information

Appropriate Grade Level: Grade 10

Content Area: Communication Arts

Prerequisites: (First Semester) Successful completion of English I, Semester 1 and English I, Semester 2; (Second Semester) Successful completion of English II, Semester 1

Interaction: Teacher/Student and Student/Student

Course Fees: *$300 + Textbooks

Course Descriptions

First Semester

This course focuses on writing and syntax techniques and literature in a variety of genres including speculative fiction (e.g., science fiction). First semester topics include analyzing and applying various writing techniques such as creative writing; and improving vocabulary, grammatical skills and reading comprehension.

Textbooks:

Second Semester

The second semester expands on topics taught in the first semester by further examining elements of fiction, figurative language and symbolism in literature; using advanced reading comprehension strategies; understanding technical non-fiction writing; and communicating orally (e.g., delivering an original piece of creative writing via a podcast).

Textbooks:

  • There are no required textbooks for the second semester.

Textbooks/Materials:

  • Course readings are available online (e.g., Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and Shakespeare’s “Othello”).
  • speakers or a pair of headphones (headphones preferred)
  • a way to record yourself speaking (e.g., plug-in microphone, headset with mic, laptop with built-in mic)

 

* Domestic pricing only; please e-mail mizzouk-12online@missouri.edu for international pricing.