English 12 - Mrs. Maimone

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- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

-Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

-A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

-Hamlet by William Shakespeare

-The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

-The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

-The Maltese Falcon [film]

-Various short stories and informational texts

grading POlicy

Grading will be comprised of:

-Essays/Papers:            30%

-Tests and Quizzes:      25%

-Participation:               35%

-Classwork:                    10%


There will be no formal homework in this class.  However reading assignments may be given, which may be assessed by in-class quizzes


*All assignments are expected to be completed by Ihe due date. If something will be late, contact me, prior to the due date.  Missed work will be aceted with a penalty of a full letter grade.*


We will be utilizing Google Classroom in our class this year.  All assignments will be posted online and all assignments should be submitted electronically. 


Class website can be found at: 






Welcome to English 12

mrs. maimone | kmaimone@brewsterschools.org

Classroom 207 | Extra Help: Per. 4 & 9, after school

course overview

Welcome to English 12!


This class has been developed not only to teach you abouut server great literary works, but to help you learn how literature and the written words can be utilized and appreciated in your lives.


In this class, you are going to be exploring several different literary works. Including, but not limited to: short stories, novels, memoirs, dramas and poetry.  You will examine and write about content and style of literary works though completion of papers and essays.  The students will also include study of writing grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and research.  This class is designed to prepare students for college English and using language in the world of work. 


Through the study and interpretation of literature, film and your own writing; the overall goal is to help you develop an appreciation for the literary world.  

Essential Questions

Literature and the written word are two aspects of society that are encountered in everyday life.  Whether reading one of “the classiscs,” a magazine or newspaper, to reading a website, every day we are surrounded by it. In this course, there are a few questions that we need to consider in our exploration of the literary works we will study, which include but are not limited to:

  • What makes a great piece of literature?
  • Who decides what is great literature?
  • Why do we study literature?  What is the point?
  • What do you see as the message in literature? 
  • Are there messages in literature that are being relayed by what is not written?
  • How does literature make you feel?  What do you think about it?
  • How does it relate to your and your life?

General Expecations

All school rules are to be followed in class. The following is a partial list of school rules that often need refreshing:

  • Refrain from any behavior that disrupts our lesson or distracts other students.
  • Put your phones away..

Be on time and always get to work as soon as possible: You should be in your seat quietly working on your first task when the late bell rings. If you are coming from far away, I will cut you 1 minute of slack, but that means you come in and get busy as quickly as possible.


Respect yourself, respect others, respect school property, and respect our time together.

  • Listen to each other.
  • Encourage each other.
  • Respond to each other.
  • An argument is not a fight.
  • Name calling/excluding/scoffing/overt and covert forms of disrespect will not be tolerated.


***In this class all voices are valuable and discussion is a large part of our classroom culture, therefore we must only have one voice at a time.  Talking over each other, and disrespect is not acceptable.***