10th Grade - English IIMrs. Michelle Alcaraz-Rogers
Ms. Denise Junkerman
Ms. Brianne MacNamara
Ms. Justine Philyaw
This course is designed to advance the students reading, writing and speaking skills through the content of American literature. In preparation for the future, and more specifically college, it is our goal to improve students' critical thinking and test-taking skills. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop several essential life skills like problem solving and the chance to explore some more creative areas, like drama and music.
• Further the students reading, writing and speaking skills.
• Widen students experience with American Literature through mythology, short stories, poems, plays and novels.
• Expose students to the life and work of William Shakespeare.
• Improve writing skills through the study and practice of formal English Grammar.
• Increase students' time spent on independent reading.
• Prepare students for standardized tests including the ACT and Terra Nova by thorough and consistent practice of necessary skills.
• The Crucible by Arthur Miller
• To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
• Ten Steps to Advancing College Reading Skills by John Langan
• Prentice Hall Literature - The American Experience
• Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
• The Pact by Drs. Sampson, Davis and Hunt