English 12 - Riverside High School
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English 12

English 12

Section #: 1008 (ENG 12)

English 12, an integrated English course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts for Grade 12 and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts, is a study of language, literature, composition, and oral communication focusing on an exploration of point of view or perspective across a wide variety of genres. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance for Grade 12 in classic and contemporary literature balanced with nonfiction. Students write fictional narratives, short stories, responses to literature, reflective compositions, historical investigation reports, resumes and technical documents incorporating visual information in the form of pictures, graphs, and tables. Students write and deliver grade-appropriate multimedia presentations and access, analyze, and evaluate online information.

Recommended Grade Level

Grade 12

Recommended Prerequisites

English 9, English 10, and English 11 or teacher recommendation


2 credits, a two-semester course with 1 credit per semester

Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Students in English 12/Romantic Period through Modern Period will learn, practice, and demonstrate mastery of reading, writing, and critical thinking skills essential for college success. Reading comprehension (genres, content, approach), writing (conventions, products, approach), vocabulary, and listening and speaking targets will be guided by the Grade 12 Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts. Students will produce a minimum of two pieces of formal (out-of-class) writing (1200-1500 words in length) per each academic quarter.

In accordance with the specific interdisciplinary focus of Herron High School, English 12/Romantic Period through Modern Period literary selections will primarily be aligned with historical periods relating to world cultures between the years 1650 CE – present day.