Olympia High School Course Description:
English 2 is a required course that must be completed before a student graduates. Reading,
writing, and speaking are components of this class with a heavy emphasis on speaking; the class
is directly linked to the new Illinois Learning Standards. Assignments will focus on critical analysis,
expository, and argumentative style and will include a research paper. The literature will include
non-fiction, drama, selected novels, and essays and will serve as a survey of literature course.
Pieces students will read include a variety of short stories, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck,
and Hamlet by Shakespeare. The speech component will incorporate several informal speeches
as well as work with listening skills.
Additional Course Information:
Students may go to www.classroom.google.com and use our class code to join our class page for more information, assignments, and resources throughout the semester.