In English 12 we will explore the possibilities of communication through reading and writing. This course begins with non-fiction study, as we work with informational writing and transition to persuasive writing and rhetorical analysis. The second half of this course deals mostly with literary study, as we explore fiction in a variety of forms and analyze an author’s creative decisions and goals as a writer. The goal of this course is to get students reading like writers and writing like readers. By the end of English 12, students will have an understanding of their own unique writing process as well as their own unique strategies for analyzing texts of both fiction and non-fiction.