English II

Hampshire Unit School

English 2 Syllabus, Ms. Toms

 

 

 

Major Texts, Units, and Assignments:

1st Quarter:

-Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

-Holt McDougal Literature, Grade 10:

Unit 1: Plot, Setting and Mood

Unit 2: Character Development

Unit 3: Narrative Devices

-Personal Narrative Essay

 

2nd Quarter

-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

-Holt McDougal Literature, Grade 10:

Unit 4: Theme

Unit 5:  Author's Purpose

Unit 6:  Argument and Persuasion

-Persuasive Essay

 

3rd Quarter

-Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neal Hurston

-Holt McDougal Literature, Grade 10:

Unit 7:  The Language of Poetry

Unit 8: Author's Style and Voice

-Literary Analysis Essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Quarter

-Othello, by William Shakespeare

-Holt McDougal Literature, Grade 10:

Unit 9: History, Culture and the Author

-Research project

 

 

 

 

Grading Overview:

Homework/classwork: 25%

Formative Assessments: 10%

Projects/Summative Assessments: 30%

Essays: 20%

End of Course Exam: 15%