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FND English 2 periods 2 & 6

FND English 2 periods 2 & 6

This course is intended to advance students organizational, reading, writing, speaking, listening, and critical thinking skills so students are better able to perform with their same age peers in future English courses. Student writing includes journal response and interpretive, expository, persuasive research, narrative essays. Pacing will be slower to give students more time to focus on basic writing skills. The literature features short stories (fiction/non-fiction), novels, poetry, speeches, and articles.

Unit 1 Focus: identifying elements of fiction for mastering plot & theme (tone, mood, symbolism, characterization) using short stories  
Unit 2 Focus: Novel study and narrative writing
Unit 3 Focus: study of rhetorical devices to support claims

Unit 4 Focus: skills/language for mastering independent sustained research.