ENG II is part of a continuous high school English curricula designed to prepare students for post-high school studies and careers which require strong composition skills. The second of a four-level series is built on techniques "borrowed" from three cultures: Eskimo, Greek and Hebrew. Paradigm high school English is available in a seamless program that begins with English I and continues through English IV. Every grade level (I through IV) focuses on interpretation and development of writing styles. English II: Composition Skills builds on skills learned in English I: Language Skills (ENG I, ninth grade*) by continuing to hone writing skills. Students read, write and evaluate different genres carefully assigned to expose students to noble ideals and writing techniques that equip students to craft strong sentences and paragraphs, while becoming effective wordsmiths skilled in producing poems, letters, essays, narratives, editorials, articles, speeches, allegories, and research papers. Students gain experience writing pieces that inform, entertain, persuade and challenge. Students learn to address literary concepts such as cause and effect, logic, premises, comparison, and contrasts.