12th grade Syllabus

12th Grade  English

Mrs. Taylor

Course Information

 

Course Title:           12th Grade English (Honors)                                                                            Teacher:                Amy Taylor

Course Focus:         British Literature, Grammar, and Vocabulary                                                 Prep Period:           4th block

Credit Hours:          1 High School Credit                                                                                        Email:  amy_taylor@ecboe.org 

 

                   

 

 

Location & Time: Room #209;  11:20 A.M. – 1:20 P.M.                                                                School websitewww.ecboe.org/wehs            

Texts

:   

Literature               Elements of Literature: 

Literature of the United States

Grammar                


Other Materials:

Selected novels for required reading (see handout)

Videotapes

Various Handouts

 

Course Description:

This course is designed to meet the standards of the 2010 Alabama Course of Study and help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.  The standards are organized through the strands of Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. 

Students analyze and evaluate British literature to gain insight into English language cultures and to understand further literary art. Whether students plan to enter the world of work or to continue formal education, this class should provide both practical and appreciative experiences.

Objectives:

  • Read a variety of literature (short stories, poetry, novels, drama, and etc.) from British literature

  • Enhance writing skills for various purposes (description, expository, persuasive, and narrative)

  • Practice and demonstrate proficiency in using language terminology and in applying language concepts

  • Demonstrate vocabulary development

  • Develop an appreciation for reading

  • Participate in class discussion

Conduct individual research using all aspects of the research process

Evaluation of Objectives/Grade Determination:

Students will meet the objectives stated above and demonstrate their competency by completing the following types of assignments:

                DAILY POINTS  

- - WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE FOLLOWING ASSIGNMENTS:

                Oral reading and discussion (lit. text and novels)

                Vocabulary assignments

                Literature notes and discussion questions (handouts and texts)

                GRAMMAR WORKBOOKS –

                Grammar assignments given daily

                TEST/PROJECTS/NOVELS –- 100 POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

                Grammar Test - weekly

                Vocabulary Test - weekly

                Literature Test – around every two weeks

                Projects – one per six weeks (even though we are on 9 week grading program)

                Novels – one per six weeks (available in the classroom ----do NOT have to purchase)

Grading/Evaluation of assignments will be determined by use of the following:

                Objective – multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank

             *Subjective – writing assignments, projects, discussion

*All subjective assignments will be grading by means of a rubric, which is a set of scoring criteria the assignment must meet.

Assessment : 

Formal and Informal

Formal – Grades on the following: 

tests, class work and homework assignments, writing and research assignments, reading in class

Informal – Monitoring behavior during class, participation in class discussion/activities, questions in class

Policy on attendance:

Participate in reward system for perfect attendance ---students with an overall 70 average in the class each 9 weeks and no absences will be exempt from the 9 weeks test. 

By having all term perfect attendance and maintaining perfect attendance students may be exempt from FINAL exam!

Classroom incentives may be given for perfect attendance on test day in the classroom (ex: 

5 bonus points for everyone if all are present the day of the test!)

Students are expected to attend all class sessions AND participate in class discussions and activities.

The school policy on attendance will be mandated in this classroom:

                3 parental excuses

                All other absences MUST be doctor or principal excused

                10 unexcused absences will result in failure of this course

                3 tardies to class will equal one unexcused absence

Policy on Conduct:

Students will follow the guidelines set by the WEHS Student Handbook and the Etowah County Handbook.

There is ZERO tolerance for disrespect in this classroom.

CLASSROOM RULES

:

1. Be in your assigned seat and ready to work when the bell rings.

2. Bring required books and materials to every class, unless told otherwise by the teacher.

3. Listen and stay seated when someone is speaking.

4. Follow directions the first time they are given.

5. Turn assignments in on time.

6. Treat everyone and his/her property

respectfully.

7. Be respectful of your surroundings (desk, floor, teacher’s desk, and etc.)

8. Make-up tests may be done during 4th

block; during class, time permitting; or before school

9. No leaving the classroom during instructional time (locker, restroom, office) unless given special permission to do so)

10. ALL RULES IN THE HANDBOOK WILL BE ENFORCED IN THIS CLASSROOM.

Make effort to always do the following:

BE POLITE

BE PROMPT

BE PREPARED

BE PRODUCTIVE

BE POSITIVE

Things you will need in this classroom:

A folder or notebook SPECIFICALLY used for 12th

grade English.

Plenty of notebook paper

Pen and a pencil

Novels – 3 during the term

Textbooks – literature & grammar (stays in cabinet)

Grammar Workbook (if available this year) stays in room

AVAILABILITY TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS

*prep period – 3rd block for students and/or parent conferences

*web site & email –     click on faculty         

www.ecboe.org/wehsclick on Amy Taylor

                ~tests & project notifications sent out through email/cell phone texts periodically (when it is available)

*after school tutoring – students will be notified when after-school tutoring becomes available

*tests may be made up during my prep (4th

block), break, during non-lecture class time, or before school (all with prior arrangements)