English 12 SyllabusMr. Eric Payne & Mrs. Jenny Foley-Zambrotta
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!
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
OVERVIEW OF COURSE
1st Nine Weeks
-Writing Clean Up
12.4, 12.6, 12.7, 12.8, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3,
2nd Nine Weeks
-Mass Media Unit
12.1, 12.2, 12.4, 12.6
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