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Heritage Woods Secondary

Mr. L. Castonguay

ENGLISH 12

Room 215
lcastonguay@sd43.bc.ca

Hello and welcome to English 12. In English 12, you will further develop
your skills in seven areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing,
representing, and working in groups. This is accomplished through
completing assignments in these skill areas while you study literature from
the traditional genres in English (short stories, drama, poetry, non-fiction,
the media). By English 12, you should be consuming and creating works of
significant sophistication.
UNITS OF STUDY
We will move through the following units during the semester, although not
necessarily in the order listed.
ESSAYS (Patterns and Perspectives)
The provincial exam essay
Types of essays to create and consume (literary and creative)
Public Speaking
SHORT STORIES (Inside Stories III)
Literature analysis
Terminology
Character sketch
Provincial Exam Stories
DRAMA (Play TBA)
Literary analysis
Modern translation
Terminology
Group process revisited
Discerning theme
POETRY (Themes on a Journey)
Terminology
Poetry Analysis
Poetic Devices

EVALUATION
Because English doesnt always lend itself well to numbers, you will sometimes
receive letter grades on your assignments. When percentages are required, at
report card time, they will be assigned as follows:
A+
A
AB+
B
B-

100 %
94 %
86 %
84 %
79 %
73 %

C+
C
CP
I
IF

70 %
65 %
55 %
50 %
40 %
15%

I do not allow rewrites or make up assignments. Please be proactive by


studying ahead of time, utilizing flex, doing your homework, and giving
your best effort on every assignment and test.
Hand in your work on time: once an assignment is marked and handed back
to the class, that version of the assignment is over

MARK BREAKDOWN`:

School Work: 60% (75% major assignments Large bin /25% small bin
minor/HW check)
Provincial Examination: 40%

EXPECTATIONS
Come to class on time every day, prepared for work with all necessary
materials.
Let me know in advance if you are going to be away.
If you are away, promptly check with me or someone else in the class about
what you missed (or look at the website) and come to flex to get caught up.
Treat yourself and others with respect.
Getting behind? Come and see me before things snowball!
Cell phones, IPods and other electronic distractions are not welcome in
class.
Skipped a class? You skipped the opportunity for those marks.
Plagiarism is unacceptable.
Students should utilize flex on a regular basis.
I will use my website http://lcastonguay.weebly.com to communicate assignments,
grades, and resources. Parents and students are advised to check the website first
if they are away or have a question.

Students Signature:____________________
Parents Signature:_____________________