Honors English 2 (0106) is a course designed for the accelerated and highly motivated student who will be challenged by coursework requiring extensive reading and highly developed communication skills that are aligned with the Common Core Standards. Requiring foundational skills from Honors English 1 will be expanded and refined. Students will work to further develop specific literacy and study skills that will support them in future honors and AP English coursework. Students will read a variety of challenging texts from multiple genres and deeply explore their elements through close reading and analysis. Nonfiction reading, academic vocabulary, and advanced writing techniques are woven throughout all the study units. Genre units are not sequenced in any specific order. Students will effectively use technology to support learning and craft written work. Students are expected to be active and responsible learners, to read and write independently, and to come to class prepared and ready to learn.