English 2A is a class that provides students with the opportunity to excel at critical thinking, written expression, and oral interpretation. The curriculum is designed to build a student’s awareness of the power of language and to develop that student’s skills within the five areas outlined by the TEKS Language Arts requirements: Reading, Writing, Research, Listening & Speaking, and Oral & Written Conventions. While taking this course, students will discuss, interpret, and draw conclusions while reading specific selections of historical and cultural significance. The curriculum, through both semesters, includes challenging works of fiction and nonfiction, including speeches, essays, novels, short stories, journals, plays, and poetry. Readings in British, American, and world literature from William Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elie Wiesel, and others serve as models of good writing and as subjects for analysis for emerging responsible thinkers, critics, and writers.
Requried Textbook & Materials:
o Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures: Course 5, Student Edition. ISBN: 978-0-07-892780-5
o MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition. ISBN: 978-1-60329-024-1 (Optional)
o This course is recommended for students in 10th grade.