English 12 focuses on improving students' communication and analytical skills to prepare them for college, career, and citizenship. Three activities will consume each of our 70 minutes together: reading, writing, and discussion. Particular attention is paid to discerning how each student learns best.
Students will read a variety of text to build literacy skills and vocabulary and to expand their interests in the world around them. A variety of writing projects, combined with targeted writing craft lessons, will help students become comfortable writers. Writing assignments include writing a college essay and research paper, crafting an argument, producing a Voicethread, and designing a resume for use beyond high school. Discussions will permeate all units so that students actively participate in their own learning as they also learn from their peers.
Technology is used to enhance students writing, speaking, and listening skills. Additionally, students will participate in an online environment as well as create unique projects designed for writing for an authentic audience.