English 2B is a class that provides students with a unique and creative
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
and discipline in the five areas of Reading, Writing, Research,
Listening and Speaking, and Oral and Written Conventions, in keeping
with the TEKS requirements. Students will read, discuss, interpret, and
draw conclusions on specific selections of historical and cultural
significance through challenging works of fiction and nonfiction, which
include speeches, essays, novels, short stories, journals, plays, and
poetry from British, American, and world literature. Readings from
William Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elie Wiesel, and others serve
as models of good writing and as subjects for analysis for the emerging
responsible thinkers, critics, and writers in the classroom.
Required Textbook & Materials:
Glencoe Literature: Texas Treasures: Course 5, Student Edition.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition.
ISBN: 978-1-60329-024-1 (Optional)