Literature 2 expands on the reading of literary works begun in Literature 1. As in Literature 1, students analyze plays, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction prose from a broad range of times and cultures to determine how authors convey their meaning.
In completing this half–unit subject, among other activities, students complete Skillbuilder exercises in the textbook which help prepare them for writing short answers and essays about the literary works they have read. Students are required to do more extensive analysis in their writing than in Literature 1. There are 5 examinations in Literature 2. The InterActive Reader, Level 10, McDougal Littell.