Grade 12

Grade 12

The Six Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make

Decision 1, part 1. Response questions:

·Take the “checkup” on p. 36. What is your score?
·What do you think of the “marshmallow experiment”? (p. 37)
·Do you believe what he says about the relationship between education and money earned (pp. 38-41)?
·Are you breaking a family cycle regarding education or anything else (p. 42)?
·What do you find hardest about school (p. 43)?
·Which of the “four challenges” do you most relate to? (pp. 44-59) Did you find any helpful advice?
·What helpful ideas did you get from the “7 Secrets to Getting Good Grades” section (pp. 59-65)?

Decision 1, part 2, pp, 65-88. Response questions

·Have you gotten the “the party’s over” feeling? Have you seen irresponsible partiers suddenly get serious, studious, and pursue a career, marriage, etc.?
·What character traits did Andres (p. 67) exhibit?
·Have you looked into getting financial aid or scholarships?
·Create a chart for yourself, following the template on p. 73.
·Do you have a job? Have you started a business? Describe.
·Have you experienced any instances of “serendipity” lately? Describe.
·Do the “Voice Finder” activity on pp. 80-83, and record answers for each step.
·Complete Baby Steps on pp. 87-88.

Decision 2 response questions:

·Complete the “friends checkup” on p. 92. Which aspects are you strongest on? Which are most difficult for you? How can you improve your friendship skills?
·What is the ideal number of friends to have?
·Can you have too many friends?
·Is it better to have a few good friends, many casual ones. Or both?
·What is the best way to make quality friends?
·Did Curtis make the right decision (p. 95)? Would you have made the same one?
·What is at the center of your life (p. 95)?
·What are your thoughts on “popularity”(p. 96)?
·What are your favorite lines from this chapter?
·What “gamma girls” do you know? Describe them.
·How is your RBA?
·Describe your support system.
·Complete “Baby Steps” on the last pages.

Decision 3 response questions:
·Take the “Parents Checkup”
·How’s your RBA with your parents?
·How do you help your parents?
·When did you last “sense the need and do it”?
·What “little things” would it benefit your relationship to remember?
·Which of the major gripes on pp. 137-144 is the main one you identify with?
·Do the “How well do you know …” quizzes on pp. 148-149 with your parent.
·Complete “Baby Steps” on p. 168

The Canterbury Tales

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde

Les Miserables



Jane Eyre

Oliver Twist

Pride and Prejudice

  • Glencoe Literature Guide Pride


Brave New World

Literature Units for the Year

Book, Author
Approximate Dates
The Six Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make by Sean Covey
JCS book
August, September, October
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer – in class
RL: 8.1

October, November
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
RL: 8.3
JCS book, County library – MP3 download, 6 hrs; 15 copies, 5 on CD
The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
RL: 9.5
County library – MP3 and WMA download, 2.5 hrs, burnable, 31 copies
City library – 8 copies on CD
November, December
Les Miserables ­(abridged) by Victor Hugo
RL: 9.8
City library – MP3 download, burnable, 12.5 hrs
December, January, February
Macbeth by William Shakepeare – in class
RL: 10.9

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw – in class
RL: 7.0

CP option: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
RL: 7.9
County library – MP3 download, 17.5 hrs; 77 copies, 17 on CD
February, March, April, May
CP option: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
RL: 11.3
County library – MP3 download, 16 hrs; 40 copies, 2 on CD
February, March, April, May
CP Option: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
RL: 12.0
County library – MP3 download, 12 hrs; 5 copies on CD
JCS book
February, March, April, May
CP Option: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
RL: 12.2
County library – MP3 download, 9.5 hrs; 58 copies, 9 on CD
February, March, April, May
Option: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
RL: 7.5
County library – 76 copies, 6 on CD
City library – WMA download, 8 hrs, 14 copies on CD
February, March, April, May