English II-SE

English II-SE

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Course Overview

High School English II-SE focuses on providing students with a deeper understanding of the most important Language Arts concepts needed to succeed in life. It is particularly effective for Special Education students. Course topics include:
  • Elements of Short Story
  • Writing Science Fiction and Mystery
  • Writing Biography, Autobiography, and Memoirs
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Writing Personal, Expository, and Persuasive Essays
  • Writing Persuasive Speeches
  • Form, Language, Imagery, and Sound Devices in Poetry
  • Drama - Comedy and Tragedy

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Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 – Plot and Setting This unit covers plot and setting, and includes flashback, sequence of events, context clues, foreshadowing, cause and effect relationships, and vocabulary. Unit 2 – Short Story – Theme, Character This unit covers short story, including interpreting imagery, word origins, possessives, denotation and connotation, the colon, vocabulary, theme, character, author characterization, words with multiple meanings, and analogies. Unit 3 – Short Story -- Narrator, Voice This unit continues to discuss the short story, including narrator and point of view, voice, word parts, prepositions and prepositional phrases, appositives, participles, coordinating and subordinate conjunctions, and adjective clauses. Unit 4 – Building Reading, Writing Skills This unit discusses dialogue, antonyms, vocabulary, sentence fragments, dangling participles, characterization, and italics. Unit 5 – Nonfiction This unit discusses how to identify nonfiction, narrative nonfiction with emphasis on biography, denotation and connotation, how to conduct an interview, academic vocabulary, analogies, and jargon. Unit 6 – Writing Lab – Biography This unit discusses writing a biography, including choosing a subject, doing research, establishing focus, making an outline, creating a draft, revising, editing, proofreading, publishing, and presenting. Also covered are sentence structure, style, and action verbs. Unit 7 – Nonfiction – Autobiography/Memoirs This unit discusses the genre of autobiography and memoirs, and covers parts of words, dashes, academic vocabulary, using context clues, subject-verb agreement, and synonyms. Unit 8 – Nonfiction – Essays This unit discusses personal, expository, and persuasive essays, as well as structure, style, and theme, analogies, active and passive voice, academic vocabulary, analyzing argument, and run-on sentences. Unit 9 – Nonfiction – Speeches This unit discusses persuasive speech, including elements and analysis of persuasive speaking, rhetorical devices, analogies, academic vocabulary, structure, transitions, and clear pronoun agreement. Unit 10 – Poetry – Form This unit covers the form, language, sound, and structure of poetry, and includes poetic devices, meter, rhythm, homonyms and homophones, and using comparative and superlative words. Also covered are word origins and academic vocabulary. Unit 11 – Poetry – Imagery This unit discusses imagery in poetry, as well as diction, absolutes and absolute phrases, vocabulary, semicolons, and transitions. Also covered are quotations in literature, lyric poems, using context clues, and introductory transitions. Unit 12 – Poetry – Sound Devices This unit discusses sound devices in poetry, as well as academic vocabulary, analogies, using adverbs for comparison, denotation and connotation, and subjective and objective pronouns. Unit 13 – Drama – Comedy This unit discusses the elements of drama, including form and structure, as well as types of comedy, including satire, farce, and irony. Also covered are verbals, including participles, gerunds, and infinitives. This unit also includes academic vocabulary, basics of using commas, appositives, and transitions. Unit 14 – Drama – Tragedy This unit discusses tragic drama, including Shakespearean drama, the language of Shakespeare, characterization, foreshadowing, paraphrasing, monologue, irony, suspense, imagery, rhetoric, foil, theme, and tragic heroes. Also discussed are adverb clauses, denotation, and connotation.

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