• English 12 Syllabus

     Mr. Eric Payne & Mrs. Jenny Foley-Zambrotta



    Course Description

     English 12 takes on a very practical approach for mainly the work bound student.  It stresses reading skills, critical thinking skills, writing skills, and critical listening skills.  We try to stress usable  skills and literature issues that not only cover the SOLs, but that can also be linked to the students’ lives.  There is something for everyone:  writing assignments, reading assignments, “hands-on"  assignments, career investigations, oral presentations, and vocabulary study!

    Grading Policy: 

     Students’ grades are figured by a point system.  Homework, in-class assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects are each assigned a designated number of points depending on the size of the assignment.  (For example, a quick quiz with 10 questions = 10 points).  At the end of the nine weeks, all of the points possible for each assignment are totaled and the percentage is figured.   (For example:  the total points possible for the nine weeks may be 565 points.  If the student earned 524 points out of this possible 565 for the nine weeks, the grade would figured as follows:

                                  524 = 92.7=93%=A




    Time Frame


    SOL #


    1st Nine Weeks 

                -Workplace Readiness

    -Writing Clean Up                        

    -Portfolio Writing


    -Career Investigation

    -Anglo-Saxon Literature

       12.3, 12.7


                 -Oral Presentations 

    -Medieval Literature


    -Portfolio Writing

    -Renaissance Literature

    -Research Paper

       12.4, 12.6, 12.7, 12.8,            12.1, 12.2, 12.3,

    2nd Nine Weeks 

                 -Novel Study


    -Mass Media Unit


       12.1, 12.2, 12.4, 12.6

      *There will be opportunities for extra credit through Vocabulary Games, Bonus Test Questions, and  Extra Bonus Assignments.

    **I am always happy to give any extra help anytime to students who may need it.  If you have any

        questions or concerns about English 12, please feel free to call me at FDHS - 245-5050 anytime!!