•I. Supplies - needed every day
•A. Pen or Pencil
•C. Independent reading book
•D. Novel and or project materials
•E. Writeable media for saving computer work.
•A. Grading scale
•i. 90% - 100% = A
•ii. 80% - 89% = B
•iii. 70% - 79% = C
•iv. 60% - 69% = D
•v. below 60% = F
•vi. Grade printouts will be available on Mondays after the second week of the quarter. AH connect will be updated as soon as possible after the grade printouts are available.
•i. Classroom participation and effort
•ii. Daily assignments and activities
•iii. Projects and assessments.
•iv. Independent reading / book talks
•C. Late work
•i. Attach an absent slip to all work not turned in on due date if you were absent.
•ii. Students will have 3 late slips to turn in late work. After the late slips are consumed, no late work will be accepted. Lost late slips will not be replaced.
•D. Daily grades on task management skills
•i. Demonstrate a respect for others (No harassment, bad jokes, and other offensive behavior. Refer to behavior contract.)
•ii. Have all required materials stated in part I and assignments.
•iii. Manage time well.
•iv. Participate in all class activities.
•III. Absence and Tardy policy.
•A. It is YOUR responsibility to check with me and complete all assignments.
•B. It is YOUR responsibility to make contact with me before or after school for clarification and help.
•C. If you are marked absent you will need an admit slip from the office to come back to class. If you come to class and have to leave to get a slip, you will be marked tardy.
•D. If you are tardy once, you will stay after class; if you are tardy a second time, you will see Mr. Bartsh.
•IV. Plagiarism is always grounds for failure.
English 12 Course Overview
English 12 is a required course in literature and composition for the 12th grade student. Students will understand several key ideas: (1) effective readers use non-fiction and fiction from print texts; (2) effective writers use a variety of strategies; (3) effective communication with a variety of audiences for different purposes requires adapting oral and written expression and listening and viewing reflectively and critically, and (4) effective research and use of technology will increase one's personal knowledge base. The curriculum will also include daily grammar instruction, spelling and writing for a variety of purposes.
Terms 1 and 3 - Key Components
Unit one: Critical lenses - the basics
Intro to five lenses
Short stories and poems
Definition paper about one of the lenses
Unit Two: Truth and Bias with The Things They Carried
Three more critical lenses
Media Analysis (ethics, biases)
Literary analysis paper - This is a district-wide COMMON ASSESSMENT
Unit Three: Graphic Novel
Student choice graphic novel
Terms 2 and 4 - Key Components
Unit Four: World Culture Project
Using a student-choice novel on a culture.
The project will include a summary, cultural information, poem selection, children's story, non-fiction articles, conclusion, bibliography, and a 10-15 minute Power Point presentation of the entire project
This unit includes a personal reflection essay as the district-wide COMMON ASSESSMENT
Unit Five: Media
Understand the importance of media, what types of media are there
Develop an awareness of media ethics
Students will develop a Media Comparison Matrix as the district-wide COMMON ASSESSMENT
Independent reading will be 10% of your grade. Independent reading materials can be anything that is in print such as but not limited to book, magazines, graphic novels, etc. Each day, students will receive 10 points arriving to class with independent reading material and spending the allotted time independently reading. Students will receive 5 points for arriving to class without reading material and a book must be loaned for the reading time; the student must read for the allotted reading time to receive the 5 points. Finally a student may receive a zero for not reading during the allotted reading time.
Students must be timely to class and be prepared.