Long Branch High School

    English Department

    Grade 12



    Instructor:                  Mrs. Stone

    Contact Information rstone@longbranch.k12.nj.us


    Room #;                      230

    Extra Help:                 SAP period: Follow school English schedule (in room 230) 

                                        Homework Club: Monday and Thursday (in Library)


    Course Overview


    English 12 provides a surveyof selected works in British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to thepresent. Emphasis is placed on historical background, and literary analysis ofselected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students will be able toanalyze, interpret and respond to literary works in a variety or forms. English12 also focuses on teaching writing skills development emphasizing the writingprocess, i.e. careful planning, drafting, revising and editing as well as theuse of Standard English language conventions for sentence structure, syntax,mechanics and correct usage in all written work.


    Student Evaluation


    Students will be evaluated ontests, quizzes, homework, projects, oral presentations, composition work,classroom participation, as well as the midterm and final.


    Major Writing Assignments


    College Essay (September)                              Article Review(February)

    Literary Analysis (November)                         Literary Analysis(April)

    Senior Research Paper(December)                  Soliloquy(May)



    Course Literature


    Elements of Literature SixthCourse



    Geoffrey Chaucer: Selectionsfrom The Canterbury Tales

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Carpe Diem Poetry

    William Shakespeare: Macbeth

    Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal

    Daniel Defoe: from A Journal of the Plague Year

    Samuel Pepys: from The Diary of Samuel Pepys






    Grading Policy


    The grade for each markingperiod will be determined by the following:


    Summative 70%

    Formative + Homework   30%


    Midterm           10% of the final grade

    Final                10% of the final grade


    Academic Integrity Policy


    Students are expected toavoid all dishonest behavior in relation to academic work.  Such behavior may include (but is not limitedto) failing to document borrowed words or ideas from research sources, handingin the work of another, or copying during an exam.  The consequences for such behavior are a zeroon the assignment for all students involved as well as possible disciplinaryactions.




    This syllabus is subject to change