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Ch 21: 12th Grade English: Homeschool Assignments & Projects

About This Chapter

The Homeschool Assignments & Projects unit of this 12th Grade English Homeschool course gives students the opportunity to explore and apply concepts and skills learned throughout this course.

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

6 Lessons in Chapter 21: 12th Grade English: Homeschool Assignments & Projects
12th Grade Literary Text Analysis: Homeschool Assignment

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.

12th Grade Novel Study: Homeschool Assignment

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.

12th Grade Staging a Play: Homeschool Assignment

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.

12th Grade Poetry Analysis: Homeschool Assignment

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.

12th Grade Non-Fiction - Speeches: Homeschool Assignment

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.

12th Grade Narrative Essay: Homeschool Assignment

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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