12 CP English Position Paper Mrs. Rosenberger

Needed Materials: One standard three ring binder, tabs for dividing binder, sheet protectors, loose leaf, index cards, highlighters, pens and pencils.

Course Description: The twelfth grade college preparation course for English incorporates the following areas of study-
1. Modern World Literature (selections vary to accommodate class individuality)
a. Short stories, poetry, novels and dramas
i. Major Novels for Critical Review: The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Tuesday’s with Morrie (3 of the four selections)
ii. Major Dramas for Critical Review: Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Twelve Angry Men, Macbeth (2 of the four selections)
2. Writing Activities: Each student will be required to utilize The Writing Process throughout this course. Students will be graded on various essays that coincide with the material being read. In addition, students will be required to write a college essay, an APA style research paper on the life of a British author, and an accurate personal resume.
3. Grammar, Usage and Mechanics: The study of Grammar and its relationship to writing will be utilized to focus upon concepts related to sentence structure. Writing and Grammar: Communication in Action (Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2001)
4. Vocabulary: The study of vocabulary will be stressed within the material that will be read in class. Practical application of words with emphasis on context clues will be highlighted.
5. Speech and Communication: Daily class participation and discussion will be expected from all students.

Classroom Expectations:
1. All students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance to school rules and guidelines set forth in the JTAHS handbook. Failure to do so will result in conferences and/or disciplinary action.
2. It is the student’s responsibility to make-up any work/tests due to absences. Failure to confer with the teacher upon return to school will result in a zero grade for the assignment or test.
3. Students are encouraged to speak with Mrs. Rosenberger about problems related to class performance. Parents/Guardians are requested to telephone the school (325-3663) if there are any questions about their child’s progress in 12 CP English. Grades can be accessed through Powerschool at http://www.jtasd.org

I understand the requirements in the position paper for Mrs. Rosenberger’s 12 CP English class:

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