• ENGLISH 12 

     

    Course #12170

    Full Year

    1 Credit

    Foundations

    Available to Grade 12

     

    This course studies drama, short story, film, and non-fiction in selected works of world literature. Students further refine their compositions weekly through continued emphasis on grammar, spelling, sentence, and paragraph structure. Students practice their reading and discussion skills. Second semester activities will include a formal research project.

     

    Prerequisite:  English 11

      

     

    ENGLISH 12 

     

    Course #12172

    Half Year

    1/2 Credit

    Available to Grade 12

     

     

    Students in this course will continue to develop their listening, speaking and critical thinking skills through informal discussions and more formal presentations. Students must demonstrate their skills by planning and delivering a seven to ten-minute presentation using a variety of media. The literature component of the course focuses on British and world literature, from Beowulf to the 20th century. Through their study of various literary genres, students will demonstrate a mature understanding of devices authors use to develop themes. Textual study emphasizes critical thinking and visual literacy skills, research, and reading strategies. They will also explore and practice a range of writing modes. As part of the writing process, students will refine the development of their ideas and their editing techniques. Students will review grammar and usage rules as needed.

     

    Prerequisite:  English 11

     

     

    ENGLISH 12 RUNNING START

     

    Course #12175 (CM) , 10175 (H)

    Full Year

    1 Credit

    Comprehensive/Honors

    Grade 12

     

    The literature component of the course focuses on British and world literature from Beowulf to the 21st century. Through their study of various literary genres, students will demonstrate a mature understanding of the devices and structure authors use to develop their themes. Textual study emphasizes critical thinking and visual literacy skills as well as research and reading strategies. Students in this course will continue to develop their listening, speaking and critical thinking skills through informal and formal presentations.  Class contribution is an integral graded part of the course. The writing component of the course centers on the writing process during which students will learn strategies to develop, refine, revise and edit their ideas.  To earn 4 college credits from Nashua Community College, students are required to complete the following assignments: a personal narrative, a comparison contrast essay, a process essay, and two research papers: a cause/effect paper and a persuasive analysis of a literary work. Students are also required to present an oral defense of their literary research paper. This course requires that students have strong reading and time management skills as well as particular interest in the intensive process of developing their writing.

     

    Prerequisite: English 11 and a minimum grade of C for the junior year research paper and teacher recommendation.

     

    Honors Prerequisite: Because of the rigorous nature of the honors-level requirements, students must have been enrolled in AP Language and Composition or Honors American Experience with an honors petition through the English Department. Students may petition the English Department head for approval to enroll in this honors level course. Approval will be limited to candidates with high reading comprehension, strong analytical skills, and above average writing skills. Honors students will be required to complete a summer project.