English 12 Course Description


Instructor: Ken Clevenger
Room: 222
Phone: (256)442-2172

Office Hours: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
E-mail: kenny_clevenger@ecboe.org


Course Description

English 12 is an intensive study of British literature, writing styles of various authors and poets, and usage of polished English grammar skills.
Students will be expected to read a number of literary works both in and outside of class. Likewise, students will write for various purposes and participate in a variety of class discussions. Each graded essay will include a research component in MLA style.

Students must heed the warning that plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a failing grade on any assignment in which plagiarism is found. Plagiarism is the theft and subsequent use of someone else’s written knowledge.

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to English 12. I am honored to introduce you to one of the most exciting and creative endeavors the world has ever known – British Literature.



In accordance with the administration of Southside High School and the faculty of the SHS English Department, grading procedures for 12 English will follow the point model.  Student averages will be calculated by adding up all points earned by an individual in one nine weeks and dividing that number by the total number of points possible.  Points will be earned for all of the following:

Comprehension / Vocabulary / Grammar Tests

Writings / Speeches / Projects

Classwork / Homework


Outside Novels / Plays

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


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