English II

Pre-Requisites: English I
Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time: 32-36 weeks


English II shows students how the human experience (i.e., real life) is the foundation of the best stories, plays, poems, films, and articles. The four modules (Live Love Laugh, Obstacles, Fear, and Betrayal) allow students to focus on particular aspects of the human experience. Throughout the course, students explore what it means to be human, what it means to be fulfilled, challenged, transformed, and intellectually active. This course takes an in-depth look at pieces of literature through close readings, the use of textual evidence in writings, the creation of arguments through research and facts, and the application of writing and revision strategies. Additionally, students will encounter new vocabulary and vocabulary acquisition strategies, learn and refine the grammar and mechanics of their writing, discover the power of literary devices, investigate structures, and engage in thought-provoking projects.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment One

Module One: Live Love Laugh



Connotation, Denotation, and Imagery



Plot, Pacing, and Point of View

Alternate Plot Structures

Narrative Writing

Pre-Writing and Writing Tips

Module Two: Obstacles

The Hurdle

Historical Context and Human Rights

Point of View

Prompt and Human Rights

The Victory




The Introduction

The Outline

The First Draft


The Final Draft

Module Three: Fear

Fears, Anxieties, and Phobias, Oh My!

The Reality of Fear

Nothing to Fear

Free from Fear

Fascination with Fear


Fear in Film

Module Four: Betrayal

Apostrophes and Homonyms

Julius Caesar

Argumentative Writing

Claims and Counterclaims

Develop Your Position

Outline Your Argument

Write Your Argument

Your Final Draft

Grading Policy

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, English II with FLVS guides students to reflect on their learning and to evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, essays, discussion-based assessments, and collaboration opportunities. Instructors evaluate progress and provide support through the variety of assessments and regular communication with the student.

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