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English II Honors Information
As an honors level, pre-advanced placement course, English II Honors provides students with opportunities to read, discuss, and analyze quality literature with maturity, insight and openness. Students will receive instruction in the skills of writing, reading, speaking and listening. By the end of the year, students should be able to write with clarity, depth, originality and style. Furthermore, through the study of language and literature, students will engage in critical reading and thinking, explore a variety of literary and writing methods, expand their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar, examine new and old ideas, and speak or listen with purpose. To succeed, students need:
An open mind willing to participate in learning and intellectual exploration
- Personal responsibility
- Daily attendance
- Time management
- Mutual respect
“Yearbook/Newspaper” is an elective course that gives students marketable experience in print media publishing. This course solely works toward the completion and selling of a large finished product, Medina Valley High School’s yearbook. Yearbook class is different from every course taught at this school in that it is a real business maintaining an account that must balance-out at the end of the yearm. In class, students compose, construct, and edit all elements of computerized text layout, graphic art, and digital photography. Students work on many clerical operations, make announcements, maintain signs, and conduct student polls. “Yearbook” in turn covers many of the Content Standards and Objectives encountered in English courses, as does it also for Objectives of art, business, and computer technology courses. Because “Yearbook/Newspaper” is a monetary business, students must cooperatively work with others, must be industrious, and be eager to be creative. Out of class and after school, students will “shoot” digital photos, sell and design advertising, and disseminate yearbook order forms. Students are responsible for the proper care and handling of our digital cameras.