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Course Outline for Sophomore English II

There will be one to two video lessons posted each week on my web page.  In those videos, I will present your lesson and the tasks you need to complete for the material due Friday.  

I will be taking two grades per week, which may include your participation in responding to communication through Remind, a Pearson video/assignment or IXL.

Assignments for the week of May 10

1. It is time to start thinking about life after high school. What are your plans? Do you plan to go to junior college, college or trade school? Or do you plan to enter the workforce directly after graduation? Either way, what do you want your job or career to be? Why are you choosing this career path? Write a short essay with your plans answering these questions.

Assignment is due Friday at midnight.

Assignments for the week of May 3

1. Write a short essay expressing your feelings on your school year ending suddenly. This can be a positive, negative or a little of both reflection; it is based on your opinion and feelings. These are private and will not be shared. 

Ideas to be discussed - What did you miss out on? What did you avoid? What have you enjoyed since being out of school? Have you avoided school responsibilities? These are just ideas, you can write about whatever you are feeling.

2. At the end of your paper, in a separate paragraph. Discuss what you look forward to most when it is time to go back to school.

Assignment is due Friday at midnight.

Assignments for the week of April 27

1. IXL V.4

2. IXL FF.1

All assignments are due Friday at midnight.

Assignments for the week of April 20

1. Use the following figurative language chart to answer the following IXLs.

2. IXL C.5

3. IXL C.6

All assignments are due Friday at midnight.

Assignments for the Week of April 13

1. Watch the video on allusions. 

2. Complete IXL C.3

3. Complete IXL M.4

4. Send me a Remind message or email with your grades.

All assignments are due Friday at Midnight.

Assignments for the Week of April 6

1. Read the article What Role Should Celebrities Play During the Corona Virus?

2. Write a 15-20 sentence essay explaining your opinion on this topic. Use the questions at the end of the article to guide your writing of the essay. Send me the essay in Remind or my email. (Grade)

3. Complete M.3 on IXL. (Grade)

All assignments are due Friday at Midnight.

Assignments for the Week of March 30:

We will be reading the short story, "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut

Third Period - Read this biography on Kurt Vonnegut. Fourth period, this is the same author who wrote Player Piano and we previously did author research.

"Harrison Bergeron" is one of my favorite short stories. It really makes you think what could happen if we were all made equal. Read the Harrison Bergeron PDF

Next watch the short film 2081. (It might make you sign up, it is your choice if you choose not to do so.)

Then answer the following questions and send me your answers via Remind or email at kmires@esc17.net. (This is a grade)

1. Describe the state of the U.S. society as described in the first paragraph. How has “equality” been achieved?

2. How does George seem to feel about his handicaps? 

3. In your opinion, what is the shedding of Harrison’s handicaps symbolic of?

4. What do you consider to be the message of Harrison Bergeron (there are multiple)? What leads you to this understanding of the text?

5. Reread the first column of the story. What revelations occur to you now that you know the ending? 

6. What differences did you see between the story and movie? Which version did you prefer?


After you have finished submitting your assignment to me, send me a text via Remind letting me know you have completed the assignment. (This is a grade.)

All assignments are due Friday at midnight.