About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our 12th Grade English Homeschool course will benefit:
- Students seeking to develop their self-study skills, as well as cement and apply information learned throughout the course
- Homeschool parents looking to engage with their child more closely throughout the learning process
How it works:
- Students can tackle assignments as they work through the course, or they can wait until they have completed the course - whichever they and their parent(s) feel is most appropriate for their learning.
- Students and parents can refer to videos and transcripts within the course to review information relevant to the assignment.
- Rubrics included with assignments provide criteria for success that parents and students can use to improve learning and outcomes.
12th grade English: homeschool assignments and projects unit objectives:
- Analyze and compare literary elements in literary texts, novels, and non-fiction works
- Interpret effective staging strategies for a play
- Analyze and understand poetry
- Demonstrate ability to write and orate an effective speech
- Apply accurate and effective writing structures and grammar to a narrative essay
1. 12th Grade Literary Text Analysis: Homeschool Assignment
In this assignment, students select a short story and identify its stages of plot development, annotating examples of the writer's development of elements such as character, setting, and plot. Students then write a short essay analyzing the use of these features in the story.
2. 12th Grade Novel Study: Homeschool Assignment
After reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, students compose an 800-1000 word reflection that explores the author's use of literary and plot features, key scenes in the story, and character development throughout the story.
3. 12th Grade Staging a Play: Homeschool Assignment
Students completing this assignment find two different adaptations of a dramatic work with which they are familiar and watch the opening scenes to observe the directors' staging choices. These choices are further explored in a short essay that compares and contrasts the choices made in the two adaptations, highlighting the ways in which staging creates different effects and discussing what might have been done differently.
4. 12th Grade Poetry Analysis: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment requires students to create an extended analysis of a work they have read by a highly regarded poet. The analysis delves into the poet's use of language, structural features, and the poem's overall message and effects on the reader.
5. 12th Grade Non-Fiction - Speeches: Homeschool Assignment
Students completing this assignment will find a political speech and consider its audience and rhetorical and literary strategies used by the speaker. Then they will create their own speech in response that takes a stance counter to the original speaker's in order to satirize it.
6. 12th Grade Narrative Essay: Homeschool Assignment
This assignment guides students through the process of brainstorming three possible narrative essay topics, creating introductory paragraphs for each one, and composing a full narrative essay on one of the three, with attention to details such as hook, dialogue, and descriptive language.
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Other chapters within the 12th Grade English: Homeschool Curriculum course
- High School English: Reading Skills
- 12th Grade English: Literary Text Analysis
- 12th Grade English: Literary Terms & Devices
- Short Story Elements: House of Usher & Story of an Hour
- Novel Exemplars: Canterbury Tales, Wuthering Heights & Frankenstein
- Drama Characteristics: Hamlet & The Glass Menagerie
- Understanding & Analyzing Poetry
- Nonfiction Text Analysis
- High School English: Media & Art Analysis
- High School English: Word Choice & Tone
- 12th Grade English: The Writing Process
- 12th Grade English: Argumentative Reading & Writing
- 12th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing
- High School English: Narrative Writing
- 12th Grade English: Research Skills
- High School English: Speaking & Listening Skills
- Homeschool Resources for 12th Grade English
- Homeschool Resources for Shakespeare's Hamlet
- Homeschool Resources for the Novel Frankenstein
- Homeschool Resources for Beowulf