English II Scope and Sequence

ENGLISH II Skills & Year at a Glance

Oral Language

  • Engage in meaningful and respectful discourse (10.1A)
  • Follow and give complex oral instructions to perform specific tasks, answer questions, or solve problems (10.1B)
  • Participate collaboratively  in discussion by building on the ideas of others, contributing relevant information, developing a plan for consensus building and setting ground rules for discussion  (10.1D)


  • Analyze  context to distinguish between denotative and connotative meaning of words(10.2B)
  • Respond using  acquired content and academic vocabulary (10.5F)

Fluency/ Self Selected Reading

  • Self-select text and read independently for sustained period of time (10.3A)

Metacognitive Strategies

  • Establish purpose for reading assigned and self-selected texts (10.4A)
  • Generate questions about text before, during and after reading to deepen understanding and gain information (10.4B)
  • Make connections to ideas in other texts (10.4E)
  • Make inferences and use evidence to support understanding  (10.4F)
  • Evaluate details read to determine key ideas (10.4G)
  • Synthesize information from multiple texts to create new understanding (10.4H)
  • Monitor comprehension and make adjustments when understanding breaks down (10.4I)

Author’s Purpose and Craft

  • Analyze  the author’s purpose, audience,  and message within a text (10.8A)
  • Analyze the use of text structure  to achieve author’s purpose (10.8B)
  • Analyze the author’s use of figurative language informs and shapes the perceptions of readers (10.8D)
  • Analyze  the use of literary devices to achieve specific purposes  (10.8E)
  • Analyze how the author's use of diction and syntax contributes to the mood, voice, and tone (10.8F)

Responding to Text

  • Write responses that demonstrate understanding of texts, including comparing sources within and across genres (10.5B)
  • Use text evidence and original commentary to support a interpretive response (10.5C)
  • Interact with sources in meaningful ways (10.5E)
  • Discuss and write about the explicit or implicit meanings of text (10.5G)

Media Literacy

  • Analyze  characteristics of multimodal and digital texts (10.7F)

Writing Process

  • Plan draft by generating ideas (10.9A)                          
  • Develop drafts in timed and opened formats (10.9B)
  • Revise drafts  (10.9C)
  • Edit drafts (10.9D)
  • Publish written work for appropriate audiences (10.9E)
  • Understand and use specific genre characteristics and craft (10.10) 
  • Display academic citations including for paraphrased and quoted text, and use source materials ethically to avoid plagiarism (10.11H)