McKean, Lauren

Supply List:

3-ring binder

A black and white composition notebook

Pencils/pens

Post-its for annotations (square, original size)

For all Literature and Composition homework and handouts, see Period 1.

For all Speech and Debate homework and handouts, see Period 2.

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Course List

more12th English

Description:

Goal


The purpose of this class is to prepare NPA’s seniors for life outside of the classroom: whether that be university, trade school, the job market, and at home.


Reading and writing are tools that we use to empower ourselves, and senior English aims to both encourage students to use these tools and to feel confident in their ability to do so.


How and Why


From morning until night, we consume media. Office memos. News articles. Movies. Books. Advertisements. Podcasts. Music. (I know that those are sentence fragments. It was a stylistic choice.) Each writer, unwittingly or consciously, uses rhetorical tools to promote messages. NPA’s seniors will learn how to identify those methods and messages and how to use those tools for themselves.


Everyday Materials


• Pre-assigned homework read or completed


• Composition notebook


• Two pocket folder with three prongs


• Pen or pencil


Syllabus:

Click here to download the 12th English syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

To see your homework, click this link and then just bookmark it to your computer for future use. Password = homework

moreSpeech and Debate

Description:

This class is designed for students who love public speaking or theatre, are interested in a career with a public speaking component, or are looking to gain self-confidence in front of a group. This course is structured around speaking events officially recognized by the National Forensic League. You can expect to learn how to channel natural competitive energy into positive communication strategies, how to prepare a good speech, and how to move or entertain audiences.


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Speech and Debate syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

To see your homework, just click this link and then save it to your browser's bookmark's for future use. Password = homework