English II Honors is a required course for graduation.  It builds upon and reinforces the skills acquired in English I, including genre study, critical reading, language usage and conventions, and effective writing.  Additional emphasis is placed upon research skills and oral communication.  The skills and knowledge attained will prepare students for successful completion of the PARCC Assessment.


    The Honors English program is designed for students who are self-initiating highly motivated. The characteristics of an honors program may include, but are not limited to:

    • accelerated pace
    • intensified independent reading, projects, and research
    • broadened vocabulary study (both student and teacher directed),
    • enhanced critical and analytical reading and writing activities
    • increased opportunities for independent higher-level thinking and creative expression



    Use the English language effectively in written and oral communication.

    Develop listening strategies.

    Develop effective speaking skills for a variety of audiences and purposes.

    Develop and use before, during and after reading strategies when constructing meaning of text.

    Use a variety of writing strategies.

    Explore and analyze a variety of literary genres.