English II: Composition Skills (Grade 10)
Builds on English I skills strengthening writing skills with word usage, grammar, vocabulary skills, essay construction, and forms of writing. Kit includes printed Teacher's Resource Kit (plus digital download) in addition to the five chapter Texts and Activities Books.
English II is part of a continuous high school English curricula designed to prepare students for post-high school studies and careers which require strong composition skills. This second of a four-level series applies the most effective techniques involving imagery association and left-right brain engagement. Paradigm high school English is available in a seamless program that begins with English I and continues through English IV. Every grade level (I through IV) focuses on interpretation and development of writing styles. English II: Composition Skills builds on skills learned in English I: Language Skills (ENG I, ninth grade*) by continuing to hone writing skills. Students read, write, and evaluate different genres carefully assigned to expose students to noble ideals and writing techniques that equip students to craft strong sentences and paragraphs, while becoming effective wordsmiths skilled in producing poems, letters, essays, narratives, editorials, articles, speeches, allegories, and research papers. Students gain experience writing pieces that inform, entertain, persuade and challenge. Students learn to address literary concepts such as cause and effect, logic, premises, comparison, and contrasts.
A major feature of all Paradigm English courses is the vignette approach, carefully designed to engage students to aspire towards noble character and life purpose. During the learning process, students enhance vocabulary, build moral character, and gain insight on how to make wise life choices.
Students who complete at least two PAC English courses are usually equipped to clep out of some college freshman courses.