English 2

Course Description:
What is life? In English 2, students learn how the human experience—or in other words “real life”— is the foundation of the best stories, plays, poems, films, and articles. As they consider their own life experiences and the experiences of others, students will be encouraged to seek the abundant life Christ offers. In each module of the course, students explore a specific aspect of the human experience such as laughter, obstacles, fear, and betrayal. Through the study of literature, nonfiction, and life, students explore what it means to be human, what it means to be fulfilled, triumphant, empowered, and transformed.

Throughout these studies, students will see that clear and effective communication is important because God in His very nature is a communicator. Whether reading a poem or a novel, writing a story or an analysis, or studying a Shakespearean tragedy or a modern suspense film, students explore what it means to be human, a subject on which the Life-Giver has much to say!

Recommended Prerequisites:
English 1

Grade Level:
10th Grade recommended

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Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • Honors track available

Biblical Integration Information:
All Creation is held together by the Living Word and is an expression of the Word of God displaying order, design, complexity, and Truth. God communicates His plan, purpose, and provision personally through the written and Living Word and has set patterns and guidelines for human communication. Partially through the skillful use of languages, we can live out the Great Commission and the Greatest Commandment. Rather than succumbing to our fallen nature or focusing on forms or subjects of communication that are in opposition to God, we should seek to grow in wisdom through our study and use of languages while allowing the Holy Spirit to change our hearts bringing our communication in alignment with the person of Jesus Christ. We are responsible to God for evaluating our communication and literacy choices by the standards of God’s Word and using them clearly, creatively, and concisely to deepen our relationship with God and with our fellow-man.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”
Required Purchased Materials:
Students are required to choose from a list of novels. List of these novels can be found by viewing the demo course and reviewing the Course Information area.