English 12 is an upper high school level literature and writing course taught using British literature.
Readings from an English literature anthology traces the development of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the twentieth century and features such major literary figures as Chaucer, Malory, Foxe, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Milton, Tennyson, Dickens, and Shaw. Selections from Defoe's Robinson Crusoe are presented. The text concludes with tributes to those who rose above the barrenness of 20th century thought to continue England's tradition of Christian faith and vision. Readings containing adult themes and ideas will be discussed from a biblical perspective.
The English 12 curriculum is designed to give students writing experience through a variety of assignments. The write-work text allows for some of the finer details of grammar to be taught and places an emphasis on the writing process, including the fine points of editing, rewriting, and producing a polished final product. Throughout the year, students will write basic compositions, essays, exposition of a process paper, and a vocational research paper (Vocation Project). Students will also integrate a technology component to their Vocation Project.
Students should expect to spend eight (8) to twelve (12) hours outside of class completing each week's assignments.