Mrs. Bienkowski's English Class

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CP English 12 

CP English 12 Updates:

In the month of September, students will be working on the following standards: citing strong textual evidence in informational text and literature in order to support analysis of text; use parallel structure and varying types of phrases and clauses in writing; preparing for and participating in effective discussion in the classroom. Students will gather background knowledge in order to begin reading Things Fall Apart. This is a novel written by Chinua Achebe that illustrates the challenges and changes that a Nigerian tribe faced as the British began to occupy and rule the country. Students will begin reading the novel by the end of the month. 

What will we be doing in CP English 12?

  • Texts read this semsester will include: Things Fall Apart and The Prince

  • Close and critical reading strategies for informational text and literature

  • Vocabulary development

  • Grammar practice 

  • Literary Terminology and Figurative Language

  • Writing development 

CP English 12 Course Description

This class will address taking a stance and thinking critically through writing and interpreting classic and contemporary World Literature and African American Literature. In addition, you will further develop their reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, and grammar skills.

As a student in a College Prep class, you will be required to complete additional reading and writing assignments both in and out of the classroom. We will be moving through texts more quickly and you will often be required to complete reading at home for homework and be ready to discuss the reading the next class period. The goal of a College Prep class is to, indeed, prepare you for college. A large part of college is self-motivation and responsibility. It is through additional assignments, more complex assignments, frequent collaboration with your peers, and a quicker pace that you will learn these skills. Also, assessments will be weighted very heavily on your grade, as this is the way things are in college. You cannot rely on homework to pass the class. You will need to demonstrate understanding of the concepts.

Class Syllabus

The button above will provide you with a copy of the class syllabus.

What standards and objectives are being taught in English 12?

The button above will take you to the common core state standards website.  From there you can access all the English Language Arts standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language objectives that we will work on in this class.