RETURN TO COURSE CATALOG
English 12: Semester 1
Description: In this class, we will be working on expanding our knowledge of English. Specifically, this will include reading poems and stories, and sharpening our writing skills. English, however, is far more than reading and writing. English is all about learning to connect with the viewpoints and experiences of others. People of all ages, races, religions, and backgrounds have contributed to literature, and we are going to learn a lot from studying their words and ideas. Throughout this course, you will develop an understanding of many new concepts. You will have plenty of opportunities to show off the skills you learn through your coursework, quizzes, and exams. You’ll even be able to evaluate your own learning experience through surveys. Specifically, by the end of this course you will understand the following concepts: develop and strengthen writing through planning, revising, editing, and rewriting to address what is most significant for a specific purpose and audiences; demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling; analyze texts, draw inferences, and cite strong and thorough textual evidence. Determine the main ideas of a text, summarize texts, and synthesize ideas from multiple sources; conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem, narrowing or broadening the inquiry when appropriate, gathering information from authoritative sources, assess the strengths and limitations of each source, and avoid plagiarism; analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding narrative elements, figurative language, and allusion on the overall structure, meaning, and aesthetics of a work of fiction; write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content; write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well‐chosen details, and well‐structured event sequences; participate effectively in collaborative discussions with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing your own ideas clearly and persuasively; and make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
Credit Hours: 0.5
Price: $250 [$200.00 Course Fee | $50.00 Admin Fee]
- Reliable access to a computer and internet connection
- Man’s Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl)
- Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)
- One of the following: The Things They Carried (Tim O’Brien), Tiger Lily (Jodi Lynn Anderson), Flight (Sherman Alexie), or Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
*Students attending Educational Advantage will have the opportunity to use EA’s copy of the texts or listen to them via Audible.
*Please note: Some texts may contain mature themes, situations, or language.