Brawley Union High School English 2 Course Pacing Guide



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Brawley Union High School

English 2 Course Pacing Guide
Please note that this syllabus is subject to change at any time. Students will be notified of any changes made to the syllabus, as well as any changes in dates, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to adjust his/her syllabus accordingly.
Primary Textbook Source: Pearson Literature: California Reading and Language.

Primary Focus: California Common Core ELA State Standards


First Semester
Weeks 1-6: Unit 1- Fiction and Nonfiction

* “The Monkey’s Paw”

* from Swimming to Antarctica

Writing/Communication Workshops: Introduction to Writing/ Writing Sample

Weeks 7-12: Unit 2- Short Stories

* “A Visit to Grandmother”

* “How Much Land Does a Man Need?”

Writing/Communication Workshops: Biographical Narrative

Week 12:

Benchmark Assessment 1


Weeks 13-18: Unit 3- Types of Nonfiction

* “The Spider and the Wasp”

* “Keep Memory Alive”

* ERWC Article: “The Sociology of Leopard Man”

Writing/Communication Workshops: Expository Writing
Semester 1 Final
Ongoing All Semester:

Beyond the Classroom Reading: Reality Central, Upfront & Choices Magazines

Skills: Vocabulary, Grammar, Writing, Reading/Literary, Listening/Speaking

Test Preparation: CAHSEE
Optional Additional Readings/Film:

Informational text and additional pieces from textbook and/or novels/whole works; teaching historical/author background and/or literature through film


Second Semester
Weeks 1-6 : CAHSEE Preparation Unit

* CAHSEE reading and writing review

* “Meeting the California Challenge” Lessons (throughout year)

* ERWC Article: “River Plan…”



Writing/Communication Workshops: CAHSEE Writing Prompts
Week 6:

Benchmark Assessment 1 – CAHSEE Practice test


Weeks 7-12: Unit 4- Poetry

* “The Bridegroom”, “The Guitar”, “The Fish”, “Danny Deever”

* “My City”, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, “The clustering clouds…”,

“When I went to visit…”



Writing/Communication Workshops: Response to Literature Essay
Week 12:

Benchmark Assessment 2


Weeks 13-18: Unit 5- Drama

*Antigone or The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Optional Reading: Oedipus the King



Writing/Communication Workshops: Persuasive/ Response to Literature
Semester 2 Final

Ongoing All Semester:

Beyond the Classroom Reading: Reality Central, Upfront & Choices Magazines

Skills: Vocabulary, Grammar, Writing, Reading/Literary, Listening/Speaking

Test Preparation: CAHSEE
Optional Additional Readings/Film:

Information text and additional pieces from textbook and/or novels/whole works; teaching historical/author background and/or literature through film


Revised 6/2014


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