Ms. Brittany Cairns

Email:
bcairns@cathedralcatholic.org

Telephone:
(858) 523-4000 x1264

Courses:
> English 2
> English 2H

English 2

Students continue the study of literary devices and close reading through study of all genres of literature. Students focus on writing thesis-driven literary analysis essays and applying their academic research skills to produce a thesis based research paper using MLA format. They will continue their study of vocabulary and grammar to prepare for standardized tests and effective written and oral communication.

English 2H

Honors students are challenged at advanced reading comprehension and writing levels in this rigorous, accelerated paced course.  Students study world literature with a focus on literary movements, universal themes, and rhetorical devices.  They continue their study of SAT vocabulary and transformational grammar to prepare for standardized tests and to support effective written and oral communication.  Students produce MLA style, thesis-driven research papers, with special focus on the evaluation of academic sources, ethical and appropriate use of internet resources, and both the research process and final written product.  Students are introduced to a variety of non-fiction pieces in order to emphasize rhetorical elements such as tone, purpose, and audience.  Students prepare for entry in the AP Language and Composition course or English 3 Honors.  Please be aware that the prerequisite for both classes is a “B” or better during both semesters of English 2H.

Welcome to Mrs. Brittney Cairns' English Homework Page! 

Please follow the directions below if you need to contact me for any reason: 

Room: AH 210

Phone: 858-523-4000 x1246 (or to text: 619-736-1014)

Email: bcairns@cathedralcatholic.org- bcairns@cchsdons.com

Office Hours: Tues – Wed 2:15 – 2:45 and by appointment at calendly.com/cairnsenglish

I am always here to chat about anything and everything!  Please stop by or email me! 

English 2H (Red 1 & Red 2): 

-All course work will be uploaded to our iTunes U course code: CDR-YBJ-YEH

-Follow the link for an updated calendar of assignments/homework if you do not wish to enroll as a student in this course. 

English 2 (Gold 5 & Gold 6): 

-All course work will be uploaded to our iTunes U course code: DNP-RNZ-BJH

-Follow the link for an updated calendar of assignments/homework if you do not wish to enroll as a student in this course. 

English 2 (Period 7): 

-All course work will be uploaded to our iTunes U course code: DPH-TLR-RWD

-Follow the link for an updated calendar of assignments/homework if you do not wish to enroll as a student in this course.