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English 12

Instructor
Ms. Susan Craycraft
Department
ELA
Terms
2019-2020 School Year

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Course Description

Module 12.1 includes a shared focus on text analysis and narrative writing. Students read, discuss, and analyze two nonfiction personal narratives, focusing on how the authors use structure, style, and content to craft narratives that develop complex experiences, ideas, and descriptions of individuals. Throughout the module, students learn, practice, and apply narrative writing skills to produce a complete personal essay suitable for use in the college application process.

Over the course of Module 12.2, students practice and refine their informative writing and speaking and listening skills through formative assessments, and apply these skills in the Mid-Unit and End-of-Unit Assessments as well as the Module 12.2 Performance Assessment. Module 12.2 consists of two units: 12.2.1 and 12.2.2.

In Module 12.3, students engage in an inquiry-based, iterative research process that serves as the basis of a culminating research-based argument paper. Building on work with evidence-based analysis in Modules 12.1 and 12.2, students use a seed text to surface and explore issues that lend themselves to multiple positions and perspectives. Module 12.3 fosters students’ independent learning by decreasing scaffolds in key research lessons as students gather and analyze research based on vetted sources to establish a position of their own. Students first generate a written evidence-based perspective, which serves as the early foundation of what will ultimately become their research-based argument paper.

In this 12th grade module, students read, discuss, and analyze four literary texts, focusing on the development of interrelated central ideas within and across the texts.  The mains texts in this module include A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, “A Daily Joy to Be Alive” by Jimmy Santiago Baca, “The Overcoat” by Nikolai Gogol, and The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

As students discuss these texts, they will analyze complex characters who struggle to define and shape their own identities. The characters’ struggles for identity revolve around various internal and external forces including: class, gender, politics, intersecting cultures, and family expectations. 

 

 

 

 

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ELA 9-11 Learning Targets: Week of 5/18/2020

1) I can determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
 
2) I can analyze in detail how an author's ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).
 
3) I can determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
 
4) I can write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

ELA 12 Class Week of 5/11/20

***SCHEDULING NOTE: Ms. Craycraft will NOT be available during our regularly scheduled Zoom classes on the morning of this Thursday, 5/14/20. If a student attempts to log into our Zoom meeting on Thursday, they will not be able to do so. Please email me at scraycraft@phoenixclc.org if you would like to schedule time on Zoom later in the afternoon of Thursday, 5/14/20.***
 
Topic: ELA 12
Time: May 11, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every day, until May 14, 2020, 4 occurrence(s)
May 11, 2020 09:30 AM
May 12, 2020 09:30 AM
May 13, 2020 09:30 AM
May 14, 2020 09:30 AM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Daily: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJ0pc-2tpjMiHtfvXdRYwEFY584quZxYBLxo/ics?icsToken=98tyKuChqj8uH9yduB2ERox5Bo-gLO_xiFxHgrdbiifhMRlERyXPY7oWI6dFCOHy
 
 
Meeting ID: 994 4458 8843
Password: 3sLiiH
 

ELA 9-12 Zoom classes Week of 5/11/20

PCLC teachers will be holding daily classes online using Zoom. High school ELA classes will follow the schedule below for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year:

English 9: 8:00am- 8:30am

English 10: 8:30am-9:00am

English 11: 9:00am- 9:30am

English 12: 9:30am- 10:00am

Each 30 minute Zoom session will include an instructional lesson and practice with important ELA learning targets. After each Zoom class session, students will then complete a daily assignment on www.studyisland.com reviewing the standards covering the content of that day's lesson.  

Students who do not have internet access can still pick up packets of work provided by their teachers at PCLC from 9:00am to 12:00pm every Friday. These Zoom classes and paper packets are designed to help students stay on target with Ohio ELA standards.

If the ELA schedule posted above conflicts with any of your other classes, please email Ms. Craycraft at scraycraft@phoenixclc.org to let her know.

PLEASE GO TO EACH CLASS PAGE TO FIND LINKS TO CLICK ON TO JOIN YOUR ELA ZOOM CLASS. (For instance, to find the link that allows you to join ELA 9 Zoom class every weekday morning at 8:00am, go to Ms. Craycraft's webpage, click on "English 9" and look for a post called "Zoom Classes Week of 5/-/2020" to find the appropriate link.) 

I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

Ms. Craycraft

ELA 9-12 Learning Targets: Week of 5/11/2020

1) I can analyze how complex characters develop throughout a text.
2) I can determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text.
3) I can analyze nuances in the meanings of words with similar denotations.
4) I can analyze the impact of word choices on meaning and tone.

ELA 12 Zoom Classes Week of 5/4/2020

To join this Zoom class each day, click on the link under "Join Zoom Meeting" at the end of this post!
 
Topic: ELA 12
Time: May 4, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every day, until May 8, 2020, 5 occurrence(s)
May 4, 2020 09:30 AM
May 5, 2020 09:30 AM
May 6, 2020 09:30 AM
May 7, 2020 09:30 AM
May 8, 2020 09:30 AM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Daily: https://zoom.us/meeting/tJEpd-ioqjgpGtH7kL1djAlVrwebo4YJnuNy/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCtqjsrGtCWsxmCRowMBoigd_TwiHZejbd1yxTJUiRZQw_AJPVHML0rKfLe
 
 
Meeting ID: 954 0104 3305
Password: 5M6Cs1
 

ELA 9-12 Zoom Class Schedules

Starting this Monday, 5/4/2020, PCLC teachers will be holding daily classes online using Zoom. High school ELA classes will follow the schedule below for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year:

English 9: 8:00am- 8:30am

English 10: 8:30am-9:00am

English 11: 9:00am- 9:30am

English 12: 9:30am- 10:00am

Each 30 minute Zoom session will include an instructional lesson and practice with important ELA learning targets. After each Zoom class session, students will then complete a daily assignment on www.studyisland.com reviewing the standards covering the content of that day's lesson.  

Students who do not have internet access can still pick up packets of work provided by their teachers at PCLC from 9:00am to 12:00pm every Friday. These Zoom classes and paper packets are designed to help students stay on target with Ohio ELA standards.

If the ELA schedule posted above conflicts with any of your other classes, please email Ms. Craycraft at scraycraft@phoenixclc.org to let her know.

PLEASE GO TO EACH CLASS PAGE TO FIND LINKS TO CLICK ON TO JOIN YOUR ELA ZOOM CLASS. (For instance, to find the link that allows you to join ELA 9 Zoom class every weekday morning at 8:00am, go to Ms. Craycraft's webpage, click on "English 9" and look for a post called "Zoom Classes Week of 5/4/2020" to find the appropriate link.) 

I'm looking forward to seeing you again!

Ms. Craycraft

 

 

Zoom Classes starting Monday, 5/4/2020!

Students and Parents,
 
Starting on Monday, May 4, 2020, PCLC teachers will be providing online instruction using Zoom classes. I will hold a daily lesson online for each ELA class in grades 9 through 12. Each 30 minute Zoom session will include an instructional lesson and practice with important ELA learning targets. After each Zoom class session, students will then complete a daily assignment on www.studyisland.com reviewing the standards covering the content of that day's lesson.  
 
Students who do not have internet access can still pick up packets of work provided by their teachers at PCLC from 9:00am to 12:00pm every Friday. These Zoom classes and packets are designed to help students stay on target with Ohio ELA standards.
 
I will post my ELA Zoom class schedule here by the afternoon of this Sunday, May 3, 2020. That post will include a link that students can click on to join our Zoom class sessions. The assignments for this coming week have already been posted on my teacher webpage.
 
If you have any questions, please email me at scraycraft@phoenixclc.org. I hope to see all of you for our daily Zoom classes.
 
Stay safe!
Ms. Craycraft
 
 

ELA 9-12 Learning Targets- Week of 5/4/2020

1) I can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2) I can determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.
3) I can determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
4) I can analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

ELA 12 Learning Targets- Week of 4/27/20

1) I can develop and strengthen writing by editing and revising my work.
2) I can write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
3) I can produce clear and coherent writing.

ELA 9-12 Assignments: Week of 4/27/2020

During the time our school is closed, high school ELA students can work on class assignments in the following ways:
 
1)  Study Island: Log into www.studyisland.com and work on any assignments posted for your ELA class. If you do not know your Study Island log in information, email me and I can provide it to you. Work on whatever assignments have been posted for the coming week in your ELA 9 (10, 11, or 12) class under "My Classes" on Study Island.
 
Or:
 
2) If you do not have internet access during our school's closure, you can pick up paper copies of the weekly assignments at school, every Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 
 
Also, free meals are available for pickup at PCLC every Monday through Friday, from 9am to 12pm. 
 
If you have questions, need assistance, or want to request more work, please contact me at scraycraft@phoenixclc.org.
 
Hope to see you soon! Stay safe!
 
Ms. Craycraft

ELA 9-12: Learning Targets- Week of 4/20/20

1) I can establish a clear and thorough thesis to present an argument.
2) I can develop claims and counterclaims fairly by supplying evidence.
3) I can develop and strengthen writing by planning and revising.

ELA 9-12 Assignments: Week of 4/20/2020

During the time our school is closed, high school ELA students can work on class assignments in the following ways:
 
1)  Study Island: Log into www.studyisland.com and work on any assignments posted for your ELA class. If you do not know your Study Island log in information, email me and I can provide it to you. Work on whatever assignments have been posted for the coming week in your ELA 9 (10, 11, or 12) class under "My Classes" on Study Island.
 
Or:
 
2) If you do not have internet access during our school's closure, you can pick up paper copies of the weekly assignments at school, every Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 
 
Also, free meals are available for pickup at PCLC every Monday through Friday, from 9am to 12pm. 
 
If you have questions, need assistance, or want to request more work, please contact me at scraycraft@phoenixclc.org.
 
Hope to see you soon! Stay safe!
 
Ms. Craycraft

Learning Targets- ELA 9-12- Week of 4/13/20

1) I can use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.
 
2) I can use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
 
3) I can develop the topic thoroughly by selecting sensory and concrete details appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.
 
 

ELA 9-12 Assignments: Week of 4/13/2020

During the time our school is closed, high school ELA students can work on class assignments in the following ways:
 
1)  Study Island: Log into www.studyisland.com and work on any assignments posted for your ELA class. If you do not know your Study Island log in information, email me and I can provide it to you. Work on whatever assignments have been posted for the coming week in your ELA 9 (10, 11, or 12) class under "My Classes" on Study Island.
 
Or:
 
2) If you do not have internet access during our school's closure, you can pick up paper copies of the weekly assignments at school, every Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. 
 
Also, free meals are available for pickup at PCLC every Monday through Friday, from 9am to 12pm. 
 
If you have questions, need assistance, or want to request more work, please contact me at scraycraft@phoenixclc.org.
 
Hope to see you soon! Stay safe!
 
Ms. Craycraft

ELA School Closure Assignments- Grades 9-12

1) Please work on writing drafts of any/ all of the persuasive essay topics I gave to you at school on Friday, 3/13/20. You can email them to me at scraycraft@phoenixclc.org, or turn them in to me once we return to school.
 
2) Study Island: Log into www.studyisland.com and work on any assignments posted for your ELA class. If you do not know your Study Island log in information, email me and I can provide it to you. 
 
3) If you do not have internet access during our school's closure, you can pick up paper copies of the weekly assignments at school, every Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
 
If you have questions, need assistance, or want to request more work, please contact me at scraycraft@phoenixclc.org.
 
Hope to see you soon! Stay safe!
 
Ms. Craycraft