Category: English II

English 2 – Bell Ringer 3 Review

Here are the concepts and terms that we will be checking on Friday, 2/9:

Latin Roots
– lumin
– vid/vis
– inter
– re
– vac

Literary Terms
dialogue, dialect, diction
– allusion
– hyperbole

– appositives
– formatting quotations

English 2 – Links to Articles

Here are the links to the articles you can choose to read:

“American Girls: How Social Media is Disrupting the Lives of Teenagers” by Nancy Jo Sales from Time:

“How Teens Use Social Media” by Mary H. K. Choi from Wired: HTTPS://WWW.WIRED.COM/2016/08/HOW-TEENS-USE-SOCIAL-MEDIA/

“Our Bodies, Our Selfies: The Feminist Photo Revolution” by Jessica Bennett from Time:

REMEMBER – you are reading TWO of these articles in addition to the one printed in your packet and taking notes!

English 2 – Bell Ringer Quiz 2 Review

Here is what the 2nd bell ringer quiz is testing:

Latin Roots (weeks 3-4)

  • mort – death
  • bene – good/well/honorable
  • volv/volt – roll / turn around
  • contra – against/opposite
  • medi – middle
  • trans – across / beyond / through

Literary Terms

  • Point of View
  • Foreshadow / Flashback
  • Symbolism
  • Irony
  • Monologue
  • Soliloquy
  • Dialogue
  • Pun

English 2 – Bell Ringer Quiz 1

Here is what the 1st bell ringer quiz is testing:

Latin Roots (weeks 1-2)

  • to write – scribe/script
  • water (Latin) – aqua / aque
  • water (Greek) – hydro
  • year – ann / enn
  • not – non
  • to hear – aud
  • to build – struct

Literary Terms

  • Theme
  • Elements of Plot
  • Protagonist
  • Antagonist
  • Point of View
  • Foreshadow / Flashback
  • Symbolism
  • Irony

Book Review Prompt – English 2 and 3

Here are the requirements for your book reviews.  1st drafts due November 1st.

Task: Write a concise review on the book you just completed.

Purpose: To inform the reader about your book as well as to persuade them to read or not to read your book.

Keep in Mind: You are reviewing the book and the writing – not the cover art and the author

Audience:  Your classmates and potential for publishing!


  1. BRIEF Summary – should be 4-8 sentences in length
  2. NO SPOILERS – don’t give away that the brother’s girlfriend’s cousin’s dog is the killer!
  3. Include the book title and the author
  4. Consider your audience
  5. Include the genre of the book (at minimum fiction or non-fiction)
  6. Discuss likes and dislikes – consider style of writing, pacing, artwork, how the book is constructed


This is NOT a 5-paragraph essay.  Most book reviews are not given that much space either online or in print.  Here is a rough outline to follow:

1st Paragraph:  Hook + Summary = 4-8 sentences total (1-2 sentences for the hook)

2nd Paragraph:  Review = 4-8 sentences total (this is where you include your praise and criticism of the book)

Last Sentence:  Final Verdict = 1-2 sentences total (this is styled after Voya magazines review – final recommendation to the reader as to read or not read)

TOTAL: 9-20 sentences…which means word choice and precise writing is essential!  EVIDENCE is expected!