Course Expectations

Southern Wayne High School English Department                                                                                      

English II / Mr. Hemenway                                                                                                         
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ntroduction to Mr. Hemenway’s English II Class

Class Overview
English II has three focal points: world literature, writing process, and research. The first point is difficult for some students as the setting and characters of the texts may seem quite alien. However, through effort put forth by both the students and the teacher, students will come to see the unity of the human experience, a valuable insight given the global community in which we live. The second point is perhaps the more important of the two; this opinion is validated by the state-administered assessment that all North Carolina tenth grade students must take. I firmly believe that a good writer is grounded in the basics; hence, this class will also emphasize grammar. The research process is also heavily emphasized in the newly adopted Common Core Curriculum.

Grade Breakdown                                                                   
Nine week period
  • Tests - 60 %
  • Classwork - 40 % (quizzes, short essays, homework, vocabulary, etc.)
Contacting Mr. Hemenway
  • E-mail: matthewhemenway@wcps.org
  • School number: (919) 705-6060 Ext. 4289

Everyday Necessities
The following is a list of items that students will need to bring to class every day. Please understand this it is the student’s responsibility to procure these items.
  • A 3-ring binder
  • Paper placed in the 3-ring binder
  • A pen and a pencil

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