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12th Grade Regents Syllabus

Iona Preparatory School
12th Grade Regents Syllabus
Mrs. Gray -
Text: An Introduction to Literature - Longman Publishing

Objective: To refine students' written and verbal expression; to develop students' creative and critical thinking and reading skills; to continue to expose students to the classics in literature; to introduce students to college level material and assignments.

Course Overview: Senior English is designed to have students learn the skills they will need to think, read and write in a college course. Students are required to participate in discussions and to complete long-term assignments, similar to those which students will encounter in college. Students will also become familiar with writing literary essays, based on class readings as well as outside readings. Additionally, they will learn how to develop and write a research paper. Drama is emphasized throughout the course. Also, students will read four novels during the year.

First Quarter:

Greek Drama - Oedipus Rex, Antigone

Terms: Dionysus, Thespis, ode, strophe, Aeschylus, Sophocles, amphitheater, trilogy, tragic hero, tragic flaw, hubris, satyr, recognition, reversal, catharsis, parados

Novel: Boy's Life - Robert McCammon

Outlining a research essay

Outside Reading: Fences - August Wilson

Second Quarter:

Novel: The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien

Contemporary Drama: Death of a Salesman -Arthur Miller

Outside Reading: Fences-continued

Writing: Using search engines to research

Third Quarter

Shakespearean Drama: English Renaissance - Hamlet

Elements of Elizabethan theater, use of set and theater design, role of politics

Outside Reading: Trifles - Susan Glaspell

"A Rose for Emily" - William Faulkner

Writing: Research Essay - editing skills and final copy due
Writing literary criticism

Fourth Quarter:

Novel: The Snows of Kilimanjaro - Earnest Hemingway
Writing: Literary Essay

Literary Criticism

Outside Reading: "The Story of an Hour" - Kate Chopin

"The Yellow Wallpaper" - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Flies" - Patricia Grace

Grades - During all quarters grades will be based on class participation, homework assignments completed and handed in on time, quizzes, tests and essays. If a student plagiarizes in any way, his parents and guidance counselor will be informed. Additionally, he will receive a failing grade in the assignment and will NOT have the option to resubmit the work.

Students will take both a mid-term and final. A student with a 90% average or above at the end of the fourth quarter MAY be exempt from the final.

Parents should check Edline to check on their sons' progress.

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