Writing in Literature II

Course Number: 143

Open To:
Grades 11-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: English “B” Requirement. This course does not meet the NCAA English requirement. Satisfies one semester of the English graduation requirement.

Course Description:
This semester course is offered to 11th and 12th grade students with an exceptional interest in and talent for creative writing including fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Writing in Literature II students are held to expectations of a greater commitment of time outside of class, an increased frequency of individual conferences with the instructor, a significant amount of independent study, and a dedication to appropriately high standards of literary quality. This course can be taken as an 11th grade elective in addition to the required year-long American Literature, American Literature Honors, or AP Language and Composition course. 12th graders who take the course satisfy one semester of their English requirement.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • See required reading for Writing in Lit IAdditional texts beyond the sources from Writing in Lit I are provided by the instructor

Note: Summer Reading Texts are by grade level and are posted in May.

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Successful completion of Writing in Literature I