• English 12

    Welcome to our English 12 Webpage - this is where you will find the course outline and links to documents or webpages we will employ during our studies. Get ready to workshop! You will find that class is a whole lot of you doing and not a lot of me talking. While we will tackle text from the literary canon, you will have opportunities in each unit to choose reading selections for yourselves. What we do this year will prepare you for tasks you will encounter in life-after-high school, whether that be work, or the next level of education. There is never going to be a time when you are not called upon to communicate with others through reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Seriously. Think about it. The better you communicate, the better you position yourself for success.  

    Syllabus

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    Grading:

    (Daily) Process = 30%  (this is effort, participation, completion assignments, bellwork,timeliness, etc.)

    Progress = 40%   (this is graded homework, projects, writing assignments, etc.)

    Summative = 20%   (this includes unit tests, quizzes, major writing assignments, presentations, etc.)

    Final Exam = 10%   (this is your final semester exam or culminating semester activity)

    Essential Questions: What is the relationship between literature and place? How does literature shape and/or reflect society? and What is the relationship of the writer to tradition?

    Semester One:

    Unit One: The Old English and Medieval Periods - Anglo-Saxon lyrics, Beowulf, and John Gardner's Grendel

    Unit Two: Selections from The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

    Unit Three: Shakespeare baby!  Macbeth OR Hamlet, English sonnets, Speeches

     

    Content/skills to be learned:

    • literary terms/devices
    • annotation
    • conventions of the genre - sonnet, tragedy (Aristotle)
    • vocabulary/grammar in context
    • Hero Cycle (remember this from 9th grade and Homer's Odyssey?)
    • Writing: Literary response, persuasive, expressive, rhetorical analysis, research
    • Independent Reading Circles - new group/work each quarter, weekly meetings, December projects/presentations
    • Comprehensive Final (skills based)

    Grading:

    (Daily) Process = 30%  (this is effort, participation, completion assignments, bellwork,timeliness, etc.)

    Progress = 40%   (this is graded homework, projects, writing assignments, etc.)

    Summative = 20%   (this includes unit tests, quizzes, major writing assignments, presentations, etc.)

    Final Exam = 10%   (this is your final semester exam or culminating semester activity)

    Semester Two:

    Unit Four:  Frankenstein, Coleridge, Byron, and Shelley. Note: we may opt for Brave New World instead of Frankenstein (who doesn't love a good dystopia?)

    Unit Five:  The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde OR Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

    Unit Six: Modern and Postmodern Periods - The Stranger or The Catcher in the Rye, Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, etc.

    Content and skills to be learned:

    • literary terms/devices
    • annotation
    • conventions of the genre - comedy of manners, elements of romanticism, etc.
    • vocabulary/grammar in context
    • Writing: functional (resume, letter of intent), research, persuasive (bio-ethics), expository/expressive -  Senior Memory Book Project, literary response
    • Independent Reading - Lit circles - new group each quarter, weekly meetings, May presentations (TBD)
    • Comprehensive Final (skills based) and Senior Project