English 2 complements the Social Studies Department's World History class by exploring universal themes evident in pieces from world literature. Students are exposed to a selection of great classics from the ancients to the twentieth century, concentrating on the most renowned works from every culture and genre. Students will study vocabulary, grammar, and composition to construct a variety of written and oral pieces. The required research paper and speech assignments provide practice in research methods and documentation, MLA compliance, self-expression, and organization skills.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous grade level English
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Dr. Michelle Day Da Silva holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Louisville and has been teaching writing at the college and high school levels for 10 years. She has been a faculty member and Model UN advisor at the Heritage Palm Beach since August 2022, where she teaches AP English Language and Composition and Honors English 4. Her favorite part of teaching is talking with writers about their writing and seeing them overcome obstacles to develop confidence in their own writerly voices.
Randy Shapiro, a veteran English teacher, holds certification in K-12 Special Education from Boston University as well as an MA in Educational Leadership from Lesley College. This is her tenth year at American Heritage, and she has been in education as a teacher, principal, and Special Education Director for 30 years.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.