ENG202: Literary Analysis and Composition II (Core)

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

In this course, students build on their language skills while reading classic and modern works of literature and improving their writing skills.

LITERATURE: Students read short stories, poetry, drama, and novels, sharpening their reading comprehension skills and analyzing important human issues.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Students continue to work on their oral and written expression skills, writing a variety of essays, including persuasive and research essays. Students plan, organize, and revise their essays in response to feedback. They build on their skills in grammar, usage, and mechanics by studying phrases and clauses, sentence analysis and structure, agreement, punctuation, and other conventions. Thematic units focus on word roots, suffixes and prefixes, context clues, and other strategies to help students strengthen their vocabularies.

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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ENG102: Literary Analysis and Composition I, or equivalent

NOTE: Students who have taken K12 Intermediate English A or B or K12 middle school Literary Analysis and Composition courses should not enroll in this course.

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Course Outline


Readings Include:

Short Stories

  • "Charles" by Shirley Jackson
  • "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
  • "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
  • "President Cleveland, Where Are You?" by Robert Cormier
  • "My Father Is a Simple Man" by Luis Omar Salinas
  • "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara
  • "The White Umbrella" by Gish Jen


  • "Casabianca" by Felicia Hemans
  • "The Inchcape Rock" by Robert Southey
  • "The Listeners" by Walter de la Mare
  • "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
  • "The Cremation of Sam McGee" by Robert Service
  • "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes
  • "I Have Ten Legs" by Anna Swir
  • "Boy Flying" by Leslie Norris
  • "The Courage That My Mother Had" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost
  • "A Poison Tree" by William Blake
  • "Beauty" by E-Yeh-Shure'
  • "Barter" by Sara Teasdale
  • "All the world's a stage" (from As You Like It) by William Shakespeare
  • "The Wind Began to Rock the Grass" by Emily Dickinson
  • "I'll Tell You How the Sun Rose" by Emily Dickinson
  • "There Is No Frigate Like a Book" by Emily Dickinson
  • "Harlem [2]" by Langston Hughes
  • "Hold Fast Your Dreams" by Louise Driscoll


  • The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

Novels (choose two of the following):

  • Jesse by Gary Soto
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred Taylor
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Partial List of Skills Taught:

  • Describe characters based on speech, actions, or interactions with others.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of authors, characters, and events of works of literature.
  • Identify, analyze, interpret, and discuss the following elements of literature:
    • character traits and motivations
    • allusions
    • conflict and resolution
    • irony
    • figurative language, imagery, and sensory language
    • point of view
    • author's attitude or tone
    • elements of plot
  • Identify, analyze, and discuss elements of a drama.
  • Identify analyze, and discuss elements of a short story.
  • Identify, analyze, and discuss theme in literary works.
  • Identify cause-and-effect relationships.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions.
  • Recognize the effect of setting or culture on a literary work.
  • Recognize use of language to convey mood.
  • Discuss author's purpose and analyze literary devices used to accomplish it, including language, organization, and structure.
  • Compare and contrast literary characters and selections.


Autobiographical Incident

  • What Is an Autobiographical Incident?
  • Plan an Autobiographical Incident
  • Organize an Autobiographical Incident
  • Write an Autobiographical Incident
  • Revise an Autobiographical Incident
  • Proofread and Publish an Autobiographical Incident

Letter to the Editor

  • What Is a Letter to the Editor?
  • Choose a Topic
  • Gather Information
  • Plan a Letter to the Editor
  • Logical Thinking
  • Write a Letter to the Editor
  • Revise a Letter to the Editor
  • Proofread and Publish a Letter to the Editor

Persuasive Speech

  • What Is a Persuasive Speech?
  • Repurpose a Letter/Essay
  • Practice a Persuasive Speech
  • Deliver and Listen to a Persuasive Speech

Writing to a Prompt

  • What Is a Narrative Prompt?
  • Use a Narrative Rubric
  • What Is a Persuasive Prompt?
  • Use a Persuasive Rubric
  • Write to a Prompt

Literary Essay about Character

  • What Is a Literary Essay about Character?
  • Choose and Develop a Topic
  • Plan and Organize a Literary Essay
  • Focus on Unity and Coherence
  • Write a Literary Essay
  • Revise a Literary Essay
  • Proofread and Publish a Literary Essay

Research Paper

  • What Is a Research Paper?
  • Focus on a Topic
  • Find Information Sources
  • Take Notes
  • Cite Sources
  • Organize and Outline a Research Paper
  • Write a Research Paper
  • Focus on Citations
  • Revise a Research Paper
  • Proofread and Publish a Research Paper

Practical Writing

  • Analyze Examples of Practical Writing
  • Plan a Cover Letter and Application
  • Use Appropriate Language in Business Correspondence
  • Write a Cover Letter and Complete an Application
  • Hints for Revising
  • Revise a Cover Letter and Application
  • Proofread and Publish a Cover Letter and Application


Integrated lessons on selected topics in grammar, usage, and mechanics include:

  • Sentences
  • Compound Subjects and Compound Verbs
  • Natural and Inverted Sentence Order
  • Sentence Errors
  • Direct and Indirect Objects
  • Subject Complements
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • Appositives and Appositive Phrases
  • Commas
  • Independent and Dependent Clauses
  • Adjective Clauses
  • Adverb Clauses
  • Sentence Structure
  • Italics and Quotation Marks for Titles
  • Writing Quotations
  • Apostrophes for Possession
  • Principal Parts of Regular Verbs
  • Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
  • Verb Tense
  • Progressive Forms
  • Active and passive voice
  • Agreement
  • Negative words
  • Capitalization
  • Nominative, objective, and possessive case pronouns
  • Agreement of pronouns and antecedents
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Participles
  • Gerunds
  • Infinitives
  • Misplaced modifiers
  • Colons and semicolons
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling