Welcome to the new school year 2018-2019!
All sophomore English classes will study the novel Night by Elie Wiesel 1st quarter. This nonfiction work takes a young boy from his home into the most horrific situation of the German concentration camps of WWII. The literary value as well as historical impact will be discussed.
Second quarter students will study William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar with an in-depth look at rhetorical devices. This unit will lead us into our research topics which will carry over to the third quarter. Famous assassinations in history will be researched and compared/contrasted to Caesar's.
Short stories and poetry will be included throughout, as well as ongoing vocabulary study with concentrated effort on using our new words in a variety of syntactical structures.
Ongoing preparation for ACT improvement and EOC success will be included in all four quarters.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking forward to this school year with a wonderful group of sophomores!