And 2013-14 Transitional Comprehensive Curriculum

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2012-13 and 2013-14 Transitional Comprehensive Curriculum

English II

Unit 2: Nonfiction

Time Frame: Approximately six weeks

Unit Description
This unit focuses on reading and responding to a variety of nonfiction works including autobiographies, biographies, essays, speeches, and informational articles. The analysis of literary elements in nonfiction works includes responses that require critical thinking skills such as the examination of rhetorical devices. Regular vocabulary study will include defining words within the context of the literature and using words appropriately in original writings. Grammar, usage, and mechanics instruction also occurs within the context of the selections.

Student Understandings
The student will read, comprehend, and analyze varied types of nonfiction literature. Other critical goals are for the student to express supported responses to the texts and interpret the effects of literary elements and devices unique to this genre.

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