English 12 is a yearlong required course that will enable students to become skilled readers of a wide range of literature, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and short stories. Students are expected to read and respond to a variety of literature, independently, in group discussion, and in writing. All facets of language arts - listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be covered. The study of language in use – vocabulary, grammar, mechanics, sentence structure, and usage will be incorporated in this yearlong course as well.
Students will demonstrate the ability to make connections to texts, respond to literature; compose in a variety of literary forms (i.e., nonfiction, narrative, poetry, research, fiction, essay, etc.) appropriate to audience and purpose; control language through conventions of English; demonstrate ability to evaluate content, organization and language in texts; and present their writings and opinions to the class through a variety of modalities.