• Course Description

    English 12 AP is a challenging but rewarding class. It's focus is on the critical analysis of how writers creat non-fiction works: short stories, novels, poems, and plays. Students will focus on becoming critical thinkers and writers as they analyze how fiction is crafted and argue for or againse how a writer uses language to create literary works. In addition, students will work to develop their own critical voice through writing.

     

    Course Structure and Policies

    Topics

    Varying ways to critique a literary work; elements of fiction in its various genres (see above); structure and analysis of structure of literary works.

     

    Expectations

    Students will attend inclass meetings as sheduled and will attend to non-class meeting-assignments as assigned. Students will access Class Meets prior to the start of scheduled class time; will mute their microphones unless instructed/asked to unmute; will join all meetings using video with their first and last name clearly visible. Students will show respect for their peers, themselves, and their teacher. Students will access online assignments and work in a timely manner to complete assignments and submit on or before due dates. 

    Because the course meets online, it is important that students budget their time and are aware of participation and assignment due dates. Students in online courses must take a greater responsibility for the progress of their learning.

     

    Submitting Work

    All work will be submitted to Google Classroom. Students are responsible for meeting due dates. Some English 12 assignments will also be submitted to Turnitin.com. Student all have Turnitin.com accounts and should have no problems accessing the page. If problems do occur—do not have an account—please email me. 

     

    Grading

    Grading will will following school district requirements and all grades will be posted in Google Classrrom and Aeries. 

    Grading 

    A-90 — 100% 

    B-80 — 89.9% 

    C-70 — 79.9 

    D-60 — 69.9% 

    F-59% or Below 

    Grading Categories 

    • Essays and Papers35% 
    • Tests and Quizzes30% 
    • Homework20%  
    • Classwork15% 

    Response time: I will do my best to answer student and parent emails within 24 hours and to evaluate activities and assignments within 7 days.