​​​​ Writ Large Learning

English II - ' O, Humanity!: Love, Pride, Prejudice, Alienation, Domination.'​

In the Honors English II course, students will read and analyze a variety of texts in order to critically approach and respond to a diverse set of genres and styles.  We start the year with a unit on Science Fiction.  We study deeply human characteristics in literature -- love, pride, prejudice, alienation, domination and hubris.

Students will study major works to include:

  • Fahrenheit 451
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Frankenstein 
  • Julius Caesar

In addition, students will continue to refine their writing skills by addressing all aspects of the writing process. We study logic and argumentation, culminating in major writing assignments focusing on both short fiction and non-fiction pieces and literary analysis.

The main instructional approach of the course will be student-centered and focused on interactive instruction. The goal of this course is to increase student confidence and achievement in both critical reading and writing.