Category: English II

English 2 – Current Event Articles

Below are the links to various articles you can choose from for your current event.

You need to pick one, read it, then complete the handout.

After completing the handout, write a paragraph where you summarize the article (question 6) and then explain your perspective on it (question 8). Combine the two into a well-developed paragraph. You must properly embed 1-2 quotes from the actual article.  This is due tomorrow (Friday).

Moving More Than Oil

‘Passionate Kissing’ Defense Clears Sprinter Accused of Doping

Russia Cleared to Test Athletes Paving Way for Flag to Return

The places that will decide the 2018 midterm elections

U.S. Legislators Seek to Criminalize Drug Use in International Events

English 2 – Heroism Essay Notes

For Monday, make sure you have picked your 2 subjects, your 3 points of comparison, and gone through the texts to pull examples.

Subject Options

Classical Hero
Epic Hero
Everyman Hero
Tragic Hero

Point Options

  • Selflessness
  • bravery / courage
  • reaction status (reactionary actions versus thought-out)
  • Nature of observancy


You can pull from any of the poems, articles, podcasts, TEDTalks, etc we read in class and from any other texts you have read.

English 2 – Tuesday’s Assignment

Here is a link to the video lecture for today.  It contains the bell ringer and the starter for the podcast.  You may have to download it to view.  Click the button to download then open it in the folder that should appear on the desktop or in the bottom right hand corner of your Chromebook.  Then you should be able to hit play and get going!

Tuesday Class Work

The podcast link doesn’t work within the slide, so here it is: Deep Dive.

Here are the Google slides (no video) that will allow the internal link to work.

Tuesday Class Work – No Video Lecture