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ENG 2 American Lit

ENG 2 American Lit

Course Overview: ENG 2 CP (with a main focus on American Literature) is a study of the major literary topics and themes across the history of the United States from pre-colonial times to present day. ENG 2 CP also introduces World Literature, diverse cultures, and non-fiction pieces. The course concentrates on the historical origins and development of the American Dream and overcoming obstacles. Students will focus on the major literary forms of the emerging nation, analyze the literary themes and movements, and research and compose several papers and presentations using representative forms of discourse and technology.
This course will address the standards for success aligned with Ohio to pass the tests needed to graduate, and you may access those standards at: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/  AND  


Of Mice and Men --purchase

STUDENTS MUST have their own personal copy of the novella Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck by the week of AUG. 31st. Students can borrow a book from a local library or purchase one from a store or online. However, they need to physically have it in class (not just on their computer at home).
BOOKS needed this year!!!
Quarter one: Of Mice and Men
Quarter two: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Quarter three: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Quarter four: Chinese Cinderella

Books need to be purchased by the first day of each quarter. Teachers will tell students exactly what day to bring in the books.
ABSENT or need materials

If you are ABSENT, tend to lose work, or have a hard time keeping track of due dates, always check the assignments and the Quarter 1 Folder to find materials for work done in class. If materials are not found in the online folder, you will need to see me immediately on the day that you return to class (do not interrupt the class instruction).

You are responsible for keeping up with the assignments on days that you are absent in a timely fashion.