ENGLISH 12 CP
This course provides students with challenging reading, writing, and thinking experiences. The design, materials, and approaches for this course enable students to establish a mindset that anticipates the intellectual sophistication necessary for success beyond high school. Students receive instruction and practice in the workshop model. Students will analyze literature from diverse authors. In order to develop writing skills, students will focus on literary analysis, narrative and persuasive writing techniques. Students will be required to write a research paper reinforcing MLA format. Students will analyze the study of literary genres such as memoir, existentialism, drama, and nonfictional works of literature as they develop their critical thinking skills in a culminating project.
Unit 3: Shakespeare
Students will read and analyze Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet and learn how to approach the complex text in order to comprehend it fully and correctly. They will also synthesize multiple texts by establishing protocols through which texts are criticized by reading and examining nonfiction and then they will apply those protocols to fiction.
ENGLISH 12 HONORS
This course is designed for the student who has developed exceptional proficiency in critical reading and thinking as well as advanced writing skills. The class demands intellectual curiosity concerning fundamental questions of life and being. Such curiosity develops best within a context of familiarity with variant viewpoints that challenge set or assumed notions on given universal themes. It also cultivates in the participants the ability to formulate their own series of questions that lead them to the answers they personally seek. For this reason, the course functions as a Socratic Seminar, employing a shared inquiry method of investigation of existentialist authors, Shakespearean Soliloquies and texts, non-fiction, and extensive writing. In order to develop writing skills, students will focus on literary analysis, narrative and persuasive writing techniques. Students will be required to write a research paper reinforcing MLA format. Students will analyze literature from diverse authors.
Unit 3: Shakespeare
In this unit students will read Hamlet. widely considered one of the greatest works of the Western Canon. In 12th grade, teachers will teach the same standards as 9th, 10th, and 11th grade but will increase the rigor. 12th-grade teachers refresh/review those same skills from the year prior to check for complete understanding.