English II

English II Novels:

English II Plays:

  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

English II Short Stories:

Science Fiction–Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut

Composition Links:

  •  American University in Cairo: How to Write an Essay in 10 Steps. This site  includes instruction on writing “although. . .actually” argumentative thesis statements.
  • Great article on using transitions within and between paragraphs here.
  • Transitions add coherence to your writing. Find them here and here.
  • Three strategies for embedding quotations and a nifty YouTube video here.
  • Great explanation of punctuation rules for quotations here.

MLA and Research Links:

  • Three strategies for embedding quotations and a nifty YouTube video here.
  • Great explanation of punctuation rules for quotations here.
  • To cite or not to cite: How to avoid plagiarism strategies here.
  • Try Son of Citation to automatically organize source material into correct MLA format
  • Paraphrasing defined here.
  • Try a quick paraphrasing quiz here.
  • Paraphrasing practice here.

Mrs. Schadt’s Classroom Policy and Turnitin:

Grammar Links:

  •  Grammar Bytes! offers excellent, often humorous,  grammar terms, interactive exercises (with cyber prizes!) , and usage rules.
  • Is it a Clause or is it a Phrase? Find out how to tell the difference here.
  • More on clauses here.
  • Active or Passive voice–what’s the big deal? Find out here. Embrace the active voice and write with clarity.
  • Agreement errors? Learn how to correct them here.
  • Subjects, Verbs, and Objects here.
  • Big Dogs Grammar–succinct explanations and self-tests here.

Enjoy fooling around with these links:

Words:

Quizzes:
Humor and Mishmash: