English 2 Honors promotes excellence in English language arts through the study of world literature. This course provides instruction in universal themes found in world literature as well as in the critical analysis of various genres in that literature. Composition instruction emphasizes the creative, technical, and traditional academic modes of writing through the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing); frequent timed and untimed practice is provided. The study of language includes usage, mechanics, and other conventions of standard written English as they relate to students’ writing. Formal and informal speaking opportunities are provided. Vocabulary study is done in conjunction with reading and literature. Technology is incorporated into all aspects of the course.
Prerequisite: English 1 Honors