Heather Jones - English II & III

Heather Jones - English II/III
E-mail: heatherjones@davidson.k12.nc.us
Conferences available upon request after 2:30 p.m. each weekday

Class Schedule

8:20 - 9:02 - English III Honors                                                   1:05 - 1:55 - English II Honors
9:05 - 9:55 - English II Honors                                                    2:00 - 2:30 - Seminar
 10:00-10:47 - Learning Lab
 10:50 - 11:40 - English II Honors           
 11:40 - 12:05 - Lunch
 12:10 - 1:00 - English III Honors



English II Course Description

The scope and sequence of literature for North Carolina high school students allows for a literary experience that carries not only a global perspective but an opportunity to view U.S. literature and literary nonfiction within a global lens. Literary nonfiction (a type of informational text) uses artistic and literary techniques often associated with fiction or poetry to report on actual persons, events, or places. In each English course (I – IV) students are required to study U.S. documents “of historical and literary significance” as well as one Shakespearean play. The literature selections provide a vehicle by which to teach the Common Core States Standards and ensure that students will have a rich and diverse understanding of literature by the end of their senior year. English II introduces literary global perspectives focusing on literature from the Americas (Caribbean, Central, South, and North), Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East. Influential U.S. documents and a Shakespearean play should be included. Students in honors explore literature and informational text more widely and deeply and are required to work as self-directed learners. Higher level thinking skills are emphasized, and critical perspectives are fostered in the quality of student performance in oral, written language and media technology. This course has an end-of-course test.


English III Course Description
English III Honors Course Syllabus
The scope and sequence of literature for North Carolina high school students allows for a literary experience that carries not only a global perspective but an opportunity to view U.S. literature and literary nonfiction within a global lens. Literary nonfiction (a type of informational text) uses artistic and literary techniques often associated with fiction or poetry to report on actual persons, events, or places. In each English course (I – IV) students are required to study U.S. documents “of historical and literary significance” as well as one Shakespearean play. The literature selections provide a vehicle by which to teach the Common Core States Standards and ensure that students will have a rich and diverse understanding of literature by the end of their senior year. English III is an in-depth study of U.S. literature and U.S. literary nonfiction, especially foundational works and documents from the 17th century through the early 20th century. At least one Shakespearean play should be included. Students in honors explore literature and informational text more widely and deeply and are required to work as self-directed learners. Higher level thinking skills are emphasized, and critical perspectives are fostered in the quality of student performance in oral, written language and media technology.