3570 Timpview Dr. Provo, Utah 84604 Phone: (801)221-9720 Fax: (801)224-4210

English 12 Syllabus

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

Welcome to English 12! I am so excited for the learning and growth that will happen among all of us (myself included!) in the coming school year. I will work hard all year to make sure that your time in my classroom will be engaging and empowering. With that said, I expect all students to come to class prepared and ready to engage in the learning process. We will speak, write, listen, and read about a variety of topics that are extremely relevant to you as a young person on the threshold of entering the global community.

Learning Expectations

Assessment of Progress

Semester 1

Unit

Skills

Summative Assessments

1

Discussion and Paragraph Writing

Socratic Seminar and Analysis Paragraph Progression Log

2

Analysis Writing and Presentations

Analysis Essay; Teach-the-Class-a-Concept Project

3

Close Reading, Argument Writing

Monologue Mark Up and Analysis; Hamlet Argument Essay

4

Research, Presentation Skills

Presentation of a Poet

Semester 2

Unit

Skills

Summative Assessments

5

Research and Analysis Writing

Research Paper

6

Reading and Writing for the Internet  Mixed Media Analysis/Write Up; Blog Project

7

Narrative Writing

Memoir

Course Materials

Materials Supplied by Student: Notebook, Folder, Writing Utensil

Materials Supplied by School:

Unit

Readings

 

1

Beowulf

2

Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer

3

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

4

Romantic Poetry – Various

Semester 2

Unit

Book

 

5

Picture of Dorian Gray -Oscar Wilde

6

Lord of the Flies -William Golding

7

The Life of Pi – Yann Martel

 

Classroom Procedures

Tardy/Attendance

  • We will be following Timpview’s new attendance policy. You are expected to be in your seat and starting on Bell Work when the bell rings. If you are not in the classroom at all when the bell rings you will be marked Tardy. You will NOT be allowed to make up work missed due to unexcused tardiness.
  • If you are ever tardy or absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and collect the necessary assignments. To find missed assignments, check googleclassroom.com. If you have any questions I am happy to assist you.

Bathroom Passes/Leaving Class

You are expected to use the bathroom and take care of other errands before and after class. However, I understand that emergencies happen. You may leave for important reasons as long as you ask for permission at appropriate times and return in a timely manner.

Late Work

  • You get one pass per term to turn late work in at the beginning of the next class period without points being deducted.
  • If you have late work and your one pass has been used, you can turn it in at the beginning of the next class period and 10% will be deducted. After that the assignment will no longer be accepted.
  • If you have an Excused Absence, any assessments/in-class activities you miss must be made up within one week. After one week you will receive ‘no credit.’
  • All late work must be turned in with a ‘Late Work Report’ in the ‘Late Work’ basket.
  • If you know you are going to be absent, come and talk to me as soon as you are aware. At the time you come to speak with me about your absence we will also decide an appropriate deadline for these assignments.

Electronics

Technology is a great tool that we will utilize often in the classroom. However, cell phones and other electronics (including earphones) should not be seen or heard unless they are being used for specific instructional purposes. The first infraction will result in your only warning. The second will result in the confiscation of the electronic, which will be kept in my classroom until you retrieve it at the end of the day. Refusal to hand over an electronic device will immediately result in detention and parents/guardians will be notified.

Academic Integrity

Students shall not misrepresent examination materials, writing, homework, or other assignments as their own when they are someone else’s work. If cheating occurs, an automatic zero will replace any score, we will make a phone call home, and administration will be notified. Remember that aiding a cheater is also considered cheating. We will clearly define plagiarism in class.

Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments

Progress Reports and Report Cards

Grades will be posted to PowerSchool. I will do my best to post updates in a timely manner.

Connecting Home to School

For reading schedules, make up assignments, and notes, please log into classroom.google.com with your student email and password. We will add my class while you are here at school so that you can access it here or at home.

For additional updates and reminders, please follow our class on Instagram @ChausowEnglish12 .

Personal Statement and other items (optional)

Welcome to English 12! I am so excited for the learning and growth that will happen among all of us in the coming school year. I will work hard all year to make sure that your time in my classroom will be engaging and empowering. With that said, I expect all students to come to class prepared and ready to engage in the learning process. We will speak, write, listen, and read about a variety of topics that are extremely relevant to you as a young person in the 21st century.