English II English II

Explore literature from around the world as you expand your language arts skills and earn high school credit. This innovative online course allows you to pursue the credit you need while you work at your own pace. You'll develop knowledge of world literature through integrated educational experiences in the language arts strands.

Over the course of four units, you'll explore the elements of literary writing through the study of two works. In the first two units, you'll learn about character and conflict, metaphor, irony, point of view, allusion, and other key literary features as you read The Kite Runner. Then, in Units 3 and 4, you'll examine Like Water for Chocolate, and explore key themes that figure prominently in this novel. Through your study of these exemplary novels, you'll have ample opportunity to practice critical reading strategies, expand your vocabulary, and master process writing strategies and self-monitoring techniques.

Since the course is presented online, you can study wherever and whenever you want as you work at your own pace. You'll also benefit from the support of a dedicated and experienced instructor who will guide your learning throughout the course. It's a great solution for anyone who needs to complete this English requirement for high school graduation.

This course is offered through Career Online High School, a division of Smart Horizons Career Online High School, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). English II: World Literature and Composition, Semester 1, is a one-semester course, and can be completed in up to four weeks. Enroll in this convenient, affordable course, and start on your path toward completing your high school education.

Semester 1
$299 (USD)

Explore literature from around the world as you expand your language arts skills while reading The Kite Runner and Like Water for Chocolate.

Hours: 48 hours
Duration of Access: 4 weeks
Credit: 0.50
Credit Type: Carnegie Credit
Open Enrollment

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Semester 2
$299 (USD)

Earn high school credit as you expand your language arts skills through the study of literary elements such as setting and plot structure in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Book Thief.

Hours: 48 hours
Duration of Access: 4 weeks
Credit: 0.50
Credit Type: Carnegie Credit
Open Enrollment

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Semester 1
$299 (USD)
Semester 2
$299 (USD)

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Unit 1: Literary Elements: Prewriting: The Kite Runner

  • Kite Runner: Character and Conflict
  • Kite Runner: Irony
  • Kite Runner: Point of View
  • Kite Runner: Cause and Effect
  • Kite Runner: Metaphor and Simile
  • Kite Runner: Ritual and Tradition
  • Unit 1 Test

Unit 2: Focus on Language: The Kite Runner

  • Kite Runner: Hyperbole and Diction
  • Kite Runner: Setting, Tone, Persuasion
  • Kite Runner: Contrast and Foreshadow
  • Kite Runner: Allusion
  • Kite Runner: Fathers and Sons
  • Kite Runner: Conflict and Character
  • Unit 2 Test

Unit 3: Like Water for Chocolate: Themes and Conflict

  • Like Water: January and Symbols
  • Like Water: February and Theme
  • Like Water: March – Magical Realism
  • Like Water: April – Joy and Pain
  • Like Water: May – Loss of Grief
  • Like Water: July – Forbidden Love and Secrets
  • Unit 3 Test

Unit 4: Like Water for Chocolate: Roles of Women

  • Like Water: August – Passion and Fire
  • Like Water: Passion, Hope and Slavery
  • Like Water: September and Secrets
  • Like Water: September and the Role of Women
  • Like Water: November – Tornado and Turmoil
  • Like Water: December and a Wedding
  • Unit 4 Test
Semester 1 Test - World Literature and Composition

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Semester 2 Pretest - World Literature and Composition

Unit 5: Rebellion and Conformity: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

·         Introduction to Rebellion and Conformity

·         Cuckoo’s Nest: Setting

  • Cuckoo’s Nest: Plot Structure

·         Introduction to the Author

·         Introduction to Novel: Cuckoo’s Nest

·         Cuckoo’s Nest: Point of View

·         Unit 5 Test

Unit 6: Elements of Plot and Point of View: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

·         Cuckoo’s Nest: Metaphor

·         Cuckoo’s Nest: Rising Action

·         Cuckoo’s Nest: Theme Revisited

  • Cuckoo’s Nest: Climax

·         Cuckoo’s Nest: Poetic Connections

·         Cuckoo’s Nest: Cultural Connections

·         Unit 6 Test

Unit 7: Explaining the Unexplainable: The Book Thief

·         Explaining the Unexplainable: After-Death Philosophies

·         Genocide and Nazism

·         Children and War

·         The Book Thief: Part 1

·         The Book Thief: Part 2

·         The Book Thief: Part 3

·         Unit 7 Test

Unit 8: Theme: The Book Thief

·         The Book Thief: Part 4

·         The Book Thief: Part 5

·         The Book Thief: Parts 6 and 7

·         The Book Thief: Parts 8 and 9

·         The Book Thief: Conclusion

·         The Book Thief: Review of Themes

·         Unit 8 Test

Semester 2 Test - World Literature and Composition

Semester 1 Price Details

Price Description: $299 (USD)

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Semester 2 Price Details

Price Description: $299 (USD)

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Flexible:
Online courses are available anytime, anywhere.
  Affordable:
Classes start at only $299 (USD) per semester course.
  Accredited:
Nationally Accredited.
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  Convenient:
Work at your own pace on your own schedule.