Continuation of English 1; integrates classical and modern literature with the study of writing, reading, and communication skills. Lessons include sections devoted to analysis, grammar, and vocabulary development. Writing process is stressed, with focus on grammar skills. Reading selections reflect diverse cultures.
The nine lessons in this course each contain the following components:
Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Introduction. The Introduction section of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Self-Assessment Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. Most assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments will be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 75 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 25 percent. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.
The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better.
Format: Multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions testing literary terms, characterization, fact and opinion, cause and effect, knowledge of grammar, and vocabulary.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: #2 pencil
Total Number of Lessons: 9
Total Number of Activities: 67
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 13
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 10
Computer Graded: 3
Lesson 1: Family Ties
Activity 1: Using Reading Clues
Activity 2: Recognizing Foreshadowing in "The Scarlet Ibis"
Activity 3: Recognizing Figurative Language in "The Scarlet Ibis"
Activity 4: "Marine Corps Issue" Cause and Effect
Activity 5: Interpreting Analogies
Activity 6: Conflict and Point of View in "Daughter of Invention"
Activity 7: Vignettes from The House on Mango Street
Graded Assignment 1: Lesson 1 Review
Graded Assignment 2: Autobiographical Vignettes
Lesson 2: Discovering Mysteries
Activity 1: Making Inferences
Activity 2: Active Reading and "Full Circle"
Activity 3: Plot Line: "Full Circle"
Activity 4: Irony in "Full Circle"
Activity 5: Characterization in "Full Circle"
Activity 6: Vocabulary in Action
Activity 7: Following the Clues in "Wasps’ Nest"
Activity 8: Being a Good Detective: "The Great Taos Bank Robbery"
Activity 9: Figurative Language
Activity 10: Surprise Endings
Graded Assignment 3: Newspaper Article
Lesson 3: Poetic Journeys of Discovery
Activity 1: The Language of Poetry
Activity 2: Paraphrase: "Song of the Open Road"
Activity 3: Imagery and Sensory Detail in "Oranges"
Activity 4: Finding Metaphors in "Young"
Activity 5: Analyzing the Speaker: "Young" and "Hanging Fire"
Activity 6: "The Seven Ages of Man"
Activity 7: Rhythm
Activity 8: Rhyme Scheme
Activity 9: Sound Devices
Graded Assignment 4: Computer Graded Assignment
Lesson 4: Nonfiction
Activity 1: Nonfiction
Activity 2: Cause and Effect in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Activity 3: Allusions
Activity 4: Summarizing Skills: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Activity 5: Analogies
Activity 6: "Encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr."
Activity 7: Author’s Perspective: "The End of Separateness"
Activity 8: Author’s Perspective: Black Boy
Activity 9: Author’s Purpose: "Only Daughter"
Graded Assignment 5: Lesson 4 Review
Graded Assignment 6: Analysis of “I Have a Dream”
Lesson 5: Exploring Fantasy
Activity 1: Drama
Activity 2: Elements of Drama: The Devil and Daniel Webster
Activity 3: Figurative Language in The Devil and Daniel Webster
Activity 4: Costumes and Props in The Devil and Daniel Webster
Activity 5: Adapting a Play for the Movies (Optional)
Activity 6: Interpreting Morals
Activity 7: "The Princess and the Tin Box"
Activity 8: "The Artist: A Chinese Fable"
Activity 9: Magical Realism and "In the Family"
Graded Assignment 7: Computer Graded Assignment
Lesson 6: Romeo and Juliet, Part 1
Activity 1: Background Reading for the Play
Activity 2: The Evolution of Language
Activity 3: The Prologue
Activity 4: Understanding the Dramatic Foil
Activity 5: Personification
Graded Assignment 8: Lesson 6 Review
Lesson 7: Romeo and Juliet, Part 2
Activity 1: Foreshadowing and Theme in Soliloquies
Activity 2: Cause and Effect
Activity 3: Making Inferences from Dialogue
Activity 4: Exploring Solutions to Problems
Activity 5: Dramatic Irony
Activity 6: Puns
Graded Assignment 9: Computer Graded Assignment
Lesson 8: Romeo and Juliet, Part 3
Activity 1: Fate or Human Error?
Activity 2: Figurative Language: Metaphors
Activity 3: Reviewing the Plot Line
Activity 4: Reviewing the Characters
Activity 5: Applying Themes for West Side Story
Activity 6: Prewriting Exercise: Themes of the Play
Graded Assignment 10: Letter of Advice
Graded Assignment 11: Proposal for Promotional Video for Romeo and Juliet
Lesson 9: Night
Activity 1: Exploring Prejudice and Stereotypes
Activity 2: Stereotypes in Society
Activity 3: Characterization Chart
Activity 4: Figurative Language in Night
Activity 5: Verbal and Situational Irony
Activity 6: Symbolism
Graded Assignment 12: Lesson 9 Review
Graded Assignment 13: Informative Research Paper