• English 12 Syllabus

    Mr. Martin   Room 9

    Email –  gmartin@henry.k12.va.us


    Standards of Learning:

    12.1 The student will make a formal oral presentation in a group or individually.

    12.2 The student will examine how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media influences beliefs and behaviors.

    12.3 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.

    12.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze the development of British literature and literature of other cultures.

    12.5 The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.

    12.6 The student will develop expository and informational, analyses, and persuasive/argumentative writings.

    12.7 The student will write, revise, and edit writing.

    12.8 The student will write documented research papers.


    Textbooks: Holt McDougal Literature, British Literature

    Novels: Students will read at least two novels from selected British authors.


    3 ring binder

    Loose leaf paper

    Pocket folders (for handout materials)

    Pens and pencils

    1 box of tissues or 1 container of hand sanitizer


    15 % Classwork, participation, and vocabulary

    30% Essays


    35%Tests and Projects


    Make up work: it is your responsibility to see me to get missing assignments.

    Tardies: Be in your seat when the bell rings or you will be marked tardy. I follow the school policy strictly. Bring a note if you are late.

    Class expectations: Attend to personal needs before coming to class. No food or drinks, except for water. No electronic devices- these will be taken.

    Be kind.

    Plagiarism: This is defined as the intentional stealing of another’s ideas or language for the purpose of not producing your own. Do not do this! See me if you have any questions.