English 12 - British Literature

 English 12 Course Outline.pdf

English 12 Course Outline/Syllabus

Teacher: Ms. Bolick
Room: 107
Office Hours: M-F 7:30-8:15 a.m.
T-TH 2:40-4:00 p.m.

Course Objectives

  • To expose ourselves to ideas, peoples, and cultures from British history and to think about our place in this vast community of people.

  • To explore ideas in such a way as to be more informed and better able to make decisions in our own lives.

  • To improve our writing, grammar, spelling, and verbal communication skills in such a way that will allow our opinions to be heard and our words to have an impact on the lives surrounding us.

  • To deepen and better our understanding of literary concepts, genres, themes, and stylistic techniques.

  • To strengthen our understanding of America by understanding the history that led to the founding of this country.

  • To strengthen our skills in technology.

  • To improve our presentation skills.

  • To complete a Senior Project and involve our community in our interests and our learning.

In order for us to meet these objectives, we will engage in a variety of activities. Some of them may not seem as fun as others, but if you have faith in me and in our class, we will succeed! Know that I will only choose activities that will help us meet these objectives, and I will always be there to help in any way possible.

Assignments, Grades, and Miscellaneous Class Business

There is a positive correlation between cooperation and flexibility in this class: the more cooperation you extend to me and others in this class, the more flexible I will be with you!

  • You are expected to follow all classroom rules/axioms as posted in the classroom and maturely face the consequences of disobeying these if such an instance occurs.

  • You are expected to uphold the terms and conditions of your DRS student contract.

  • You are expected to turn in all class assignments on time. Failure to do so will result in a deduction of thirty points for each day late, unless I have given you a pre-approved extension for a deadline.

  • It is your responsibility to check the make-up work box at the front of the room for work that is assigned while you are absent. Always check with me if your work is not there as stated in the student Work Log. You have three days from the day you return to school following an absence to turn in your make-up assignments before points are deducted.

  • Your work will only be graded if you place it in the “Work to be Graded” box on my desk. Any work that is not completed in class must be completed for homework!

  • You are expected to keep a neatly organized notebook for this class. Your notebooks will be checked periodically. Personal Data Sheets must be kept up-to-date in order to receive full credit for your notebook. Notebook grades count twice!

  • You are expected to keep a journal in this class. All prompts will be given at the beginning of each class period, so promptness to class is imperative. Journals will be checked periodically for a grade. Journal grades count twice!

  • ABSOLUTELY NO MATERIALS FROM YOUR SENIOR PROJECT FOLDER WILL BE TAKEN OUT OF THE CLASSROOM UNLESS A COPY HAS BEEN MADE! THESE FOLDERS WILL STAY IN THE CLASSROOM AT ALL TIMES!

  • Remember: Your Senior Projects will count as 12.5% of your final grade for this class and the state Common Exam will count as 12.5% of your final grade for this class. Thus, 75% of your grade will come from meeting senior project deadlines and answering questions/doing small projects/taking unit tests on the literature we read throughout the semester.

  • YOU MUST PASS THE SENIOR PROJECT COMPONENT AND COMMON EXAM IN ORDER TO PASS THIS CLASS AND GRADUATE!!!!!!

Required Materials

  • At least two packs of 4x6 note cards for research and bibliographic info.

  • Steno/small notebook for journals

  • 3-ring binder with dividers for: Literature, SP Research, SP Portfolio, and SP Presentation

  • Notebook Paper

  • Pens and Pencils