English II focuses on grammar, developmental composition skills, and in-depth reading skills. Students will refine literary, argumentative, and analytical writing skills. Students will also learn to write in various forms and develop "on demand" writing skills, without extended time or revisions. They will read short stories, poems, drama, novels, and non-fiction from selected world literature. At the end of this course, all students will take a state mandated End-of-Course exam which will count for 20% of each student’s grade.