Welcome to English II and English II PAP, sometimes known as sophomore English. English II is a genre focused study where we will read and write literary nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, expository and persuasive texts. In order to practice how to read different genres, most of the texts we read will be "short" texts. And although persuasive writing is the writing genre that is tested on the STAAR test, we will compose in many different genres such as literary, expository and persuasive. Reading and writing are linked, so our reading will help us be better writers and our writing will help us understand the function, structure and purpose of different genres.