• English 12 Course Outline

    2020-2021

    Resources:  Google Classroom, Newsela, CommonLit

    *Goal to expose students to diverse British literature to (hopefully) inspire interest and a healthy respect for the written word while gaining a heightened awareness of context/cultural standards

    Time Frame

    Unit

    Literature

    Focus

    Semesters

    1 and 2

    Vocabulary

    Vocabulary For Achievement

    Third Course

      Vocabulary acquisition and usage 

      Pre and Post Tests

      Vocabulary Quest  - online w/in person 

                                                 assessments

    Semester 1 and 2

    Grammar

    Conquer the Comma

    Adaptive exercises

    NoRedInk

    EDPuzzle 

      Improve mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling in writing.

    Semesters

    1 and 2

    Enrichment Independent Reading

    Student choice

      Student responsible for quarterly literature 

      project/presentation 

           Utilize Google Classroom platform

    Quarter 1

    Anglo-Saxon

    Mr. Osborne Unit Preview,

        “Beowulf”

    Adapted excerpts from Beowulf

    Clips from The Hobbit movie

    Beowulf movie

    Crash Course


    Historical Context

    Oral literature

    Movie comparison essay

    Essay structure and literary analysis

    Quarter 1-2

    Medieval

    Mr. Osborne Unit Preview

    Exerpts from various authors on The Legend of King Arthur

        Authors: Sir Thomas Malory,      Marion Zimmer Bradley, and John Steinbeck

    Movies: Merlin, The Sword in the Stone, and Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail

    Crash Course 

    Optional: The Canterbury Tales, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Historical Context

    Compare author styles

    Distinguish how language changes throughout history from Old to Middle English

    Research process:

          Note taking, format,  works consulted

          Thesis, outline, quote integration

      Formal presentation

    Quarter 2

    English Renaissance

    Movie: Renaissance Man

    Mr. Osborne Unit Preview

    Hamlet

    Choice thematic novel

    Crash Course 

      Drama

      Shakespearean language

      Historical significance, influence, connections

    Argumentation: Who is to blame? Hamlet mock trial  

    Comparison/contrast

     Literature Circles 

    Thematic connections

    Quarter 3

    The Restoration and Enlightenment

    Mr. Osborne Unit Preview

    “A Modest Proposal”

    Study of Satire

    Quarter 3

    The Romantic Period

    Mr. Osborne Unit Preview

    Frankenstein Retold Classic

    “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

      Crash Course

    Frame story

     Allusions

       

    Quarter 3-4

    The Victorian Age

    Mr. Osborne Unit Preview

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Understand Victorian culture and its controversy.  

    Victorian Tea Party: Spill it!

    Quarter 4

    The Modern Era

    Mr. Osborne Unit Preview

    Student Choice Unit:

            The Hobbit

            The Chronicles of Narnia

            1984

    Focus on the effect both world wars had on Britain and its effect on literature.

    Quarter 4

    Contemporary Voices

    Mr. Osborne Unit Preview

    Student Choice Unit:

              The British Invasion

              Harry Potter

              Doubt

             The Chocolate War

    Study popular modern Brit. Lit. and its effect on American culture

     

     

Last Modified on August 21, 2020