English 12 Syllabus & Materials

 

 

 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

1

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Course, Students,
Teacher

  • Deliver a clear, coherent oral presentation using symbols to introduce yourself, bearing in mind audience and purpose.

 

 

 

11-12.SL.CC.1

11-12.SL.CC.3

11-12.L.VAU.4

11-12.L.CSE.1

  • Diagnostic Test: Grammar
  • Speech

 

 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

2

 

 

 

 

 

Technology use in the classroom

  • Introduce technology to be used in classroom.
  • Use (new) OneNote skills to retrieve and edit a document.
  • Follow the guidelines for an analysis of a current event.
  • Close reading of a poem

 

 

11-12.W.PDW.6

11-12.L.KL.3

11.12.RL.CS.4

  • Writing (using technology)
  • Evaluate student-knowledge of figurative language

 

*Required introduction to school

technology and safety standards.

 

 


 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

3

 

 

 

 

 

Envisioning the Future

Moving past Mistakes

  • Watch and discuss PBS POV series, All the Difference
  • Determine student strengths and interests
  • Align student strengths and interests

11-12.L.VAU.4

11-12.SL.CC.1

11-12.SL.CC.2

11-12.W.TTP.2

11-12.W.PDW.6

  • Teacher observation
  • Discussion
  • Reflection (writing)

 

 

First day: Team Building Exercise

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

4

 

 

 

 

 

Researching the Options

  • Identify 10 colleges/trade schools/pathways that dovetail with student strengths and interests
  • Create a resume

11-12.L.VAU.4

11-12.W.RBPK.7

  • Teacher observation
  • Discussion
  • Reflection (writing)
  • Resume
  • Vocabulary Test

 

 


 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

5

 

 

 

 

Building the Future

  • Write a “Practice” College Essay

11-12.L.VAU.4

11-12.W.RBPK.8

11-12.W.RBPK.9

  • “Practice”

College Essay

(or similar prompt for other career paths)

 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

6

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction
to the Anglo-Saxons and their Literature

  • Appreciate the literary traditions of Old English
  • Introduce the Anglo-Saxon culture including ideas about fate, heroic code, allegiance to king, etc.
  • Introduce Anglo-Saxon lyrics (ie. kenning, caesura, alliteration)
  • Read The Seafarer

11-12.L.VAU.4

11-12.RI.KID.1

11-12.RI.CS.4

  • Create and illustrate a kenning.
  • Quiz: Seafarer/A.S. Lyrics
  • Vocabulary Test

Tiny Project for Advanced Learners:

  • Create an Anglo-Saxon – use all of the information you have from your notes and research.

 

 


 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beowulf

  • Learn the characteristics of an epic hero
  • Identify places in the text that scholars used to determine that monks wrote down the epic
  • Understand the allusions early in the text
  • Identify the Anglo-Saxon literary devices in the text

 

 

11-12.L.VAU.4

11-12.RL.RTC.10

11-12.RL.KID.1

11-12.L.VAU.5

  • Scavenger hunt for A/S literary devices.
  • Resume for Beowulf

Tiny Project for Advanced Learners:

  • Create Grendel and his family/ancestors – use information from the text.

 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

8

 

 

 

 

 

Beowulf

  • Explore the cultural and historical context of Beowulf
  • Determine themes in Beowulf
  • Analyze the ways Beowulf meets the criteria of an epic hero

 

11-12.L.VAU.4

11-12.RL.RTC.10

11-12.RL.KID.1

11-12.RL.KID.2

11-12.L.VAU.5

  • Text-based characterization of Grendel and Beowulf
  • Beowulf Test
  • Vocabulary Test

 


 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

9

 

 

 

 

Monsters 
and Men

  • Compare and contrast thesocial conditions of the Anglo-Saxon society and those of today
  • Exam the role of the hero in modern society

11-12.L.VAU.4
  
11-12.W.TTP.3

11-12.W.TTP.4

 

  • Conversational Round Table

 

Week

Lesson Focus

Weekly Objectives

TN Standards

Assessments

Additional Notes

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monsters 
and Men

  • Discuss who, not what, are monsters
  • Explore the duality in ourselves – the monster within

 

11-12.W.TTP.3

11-12.W.TTP.4

 

  • Vocabulary Test
  • Student-Generated Graphic Organizer and Discussion