Learners in English 12 will engage in functional literacy and technical writing. Both MLA and APA styles will be explored and assessed in this course. In addition, students are immersed in a chronological and critical study of the English language and the evolution of literary forms. Students will focus on classic European and American literature, identifying differences in perception and interpretation. Students are also expected to analyze and evaluate pertinent themes and topics aligned to the greater goals of European and American social study. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works of historical or cultural significance. All Content is aligned with the Common Core Standards for English.