Pre-IB English II

Welcome to Mr. Georgia's Pre-IB English II class. I look forward to the coming year of growth! Because this is a Pre-IB class, you can expect to work hard both in class and at home in preparation for class.  

Course Objectives:

  • Develop the ability to analyze literature as a foundation for IB English

  • Develop an analytical understanding of literary concepts, elements, genres, and terms

  • Develop communications skills such as writing, speaking, and listening

  • Use technology thoughtfully to enhance reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use

Graduation Requirements:

According to requirements by St. Lucie County and the state of Florida, successful completion of four English courses (I, II, III, IV) is required for graduation.

Course Content:

My goal is to prepare students for college and in order to meet this goal, students must become thoughtful interpretive readers, understandable and concise writers, and effective speakers.

Some of the skills that we will focus on include:

  • predicting

  • determining author’s purpose

  • differentiating between themes, main ideas, supporting details, and other information

  • analyzing texts

  • making inferences and drawing conclusions

  • determining cause and effect

  • comparing and contrasting ideas

  • summarizing texts of various genres

  • grammatical mechanics

Reading Material:

This year we will read, analyze and discuss both long and short texts.  These include (but are certainly not limited to):

  1. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

  2. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

  3. "The Briefcase" by Rebecca Makkai

  4. "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

  5. "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Class Expectations:

My goal is to ensure that every student has a safe and caring environment in which to learn.  In order to help achieve that goal, I ask that every student:

  • Be respectful

  • Be responsible

  • Give his or her best effort daily

If students are unable to follow the class expectations, there will be consequences.

1st offense:  Verbal warning from teacher

2nd offense:  Student-teacher conference and action plan

3rd offense:  Parent contact

4th offense:  Office referral

*Please be aware that serious disruptions or unsafe behavior warrant immediate office referral*


Parent/Student Reminders:

In order to make parents and students aware of important events and assignments, Mr. Georgia uses a service called Remind. This reminder service will send text and/or email reminders to parents and students when an assignment is due or when an important event is upcoming. Your email addresses or phone numbers are not visible to anyone, and will not be made available to any third parties.  

All students are strongly recommended to have push notifications for our Remind app. Parents are welcome to also follow the Remind notifications.