Senior English class information & printable documents
In our 18-week course, my classes will cover these units:
Beowulf , one of the oldest poems written in the English language. This unit will include a creative writing paper.
Medieval literature, which will include The Canterbury Tales, medieval ballads, and other selections from this timeperiod.
The novel The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart, which retells in modern language the story of Merlin, the magician associated with King Arthur. This unit will include a literary analysis paper.
A Research unit, in which we'll complete a short Authors Project and then move on to a research paper in MLA format.
The Shakespearean play Macbeth . We'll read this tragic play together in class and will conclude the unit with a literary analysis paper and the video of another Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing.
As the end of the semester draws to a close, we will complete two final units in Poetry and British Short Stories before moving on to a final review project, which will review the literature covered in the course and will prepare students for the final exam.
Study guides, some texts, and other class items that you may need at home can be printed using the links at the end of this page.
Senior English concludes with a teacher-made exam (as opposed to a state-made EOC or VOCATS test), which means students have the option to exempt this exam. Per county regulations, a senior may exempt the exam if he has a grade of 85 or better, AND has missed no more than three days in Senior English (prior to the exam period), AND has not been suspended during the semester. All three requirements must be met to exempt the exam. Seniors who exempt the exam are not required to attend the exam period.
Your class notes are your best study material for the final exam. Also worth your time: Your old tests and quizzes. You may see some of the questions again. A study guide for the final exam is available in my class documents.
The final exam is 25% of the class grade.
Exam dates for fall semester: January 11, 12, 13, 14
Exam dates for spring semester: June 2, 3, 6, 7