About This Chapter
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering 12th grade English material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn 12th grade English. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding American prose for 12th grade
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about American prose for 12th grade
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the American prose for 12th grade chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the American prose for 12th grade chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any American prose question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an American prose unit of a standard 12th grade English course. Topics covered include:
- F. Scott Fitzgerald's biography and works
- Ernest Hemingway's biography and works
- William Faulkner's biography and works
- John Steinbeck's works
1. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Biography and Works
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote one of the defining American novels: 'The Great Gatsby.' Yet, his personal life was tumultuous and filled with struggles. In this lesson, we'll explore his major works and his life story.
2. The Great Gatsby: Summary, Themes, Symbols, and Character
F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' is considered by many critics to be the greatest American novel. Watch our video lesson on the novel to find out why!
3. Ernest Hemingway: Biography, Works, and Style
American author Ernest Hemingway used the experiences from his rich and colorful life to inform his novels and short stories. Learn about how life and major works.
4. Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms: Summary and Analysis
Ernest Hemingway's ''A Farewell to Arms'' is considered by some critics to be the best novel written in the WWI era. Learn why readers still love this story almost a century later.
5. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway: Summary and Analysis
Civil war in Spain, love in the woods, and death everywhere. It's Ernest Hemingway's 'For Whom the Bell Tolls.' In this lesson, we'll explore the acclaimed novel about an American in the Spanish Civil War.
6. William Faulkner: Biography, Books, and Style
William Faulkner towers above American literature, particularly American literature of the South. In this lesson, we'll explore his life and review his major works and style.
7. John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works
John Steinbeck is one of the 20th century's most celebrated authors. In this lesson, we'll look at Steinbeck's most famous work, 'The Grapes of Wrath.' We'll also discuss his style and consider his other major works.
8. Of Mice and Men: Summary and Analysis of Steinbeck's Style
John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' is one of the most enduring American stories of friendship. Watch this video lesson to learn about its characters, main plot events and key themes.
9. Bernard Malamud: Biography, Books & Short Stories
Many through the ages have worked hard to maintain Jewish culture, but with Bernard Malamud, it almost seems effortless. Read more to learn about the life of this prominent author and to find out how his works have preserved his ancient heritage.
10. Bloodchild: Summary, Themes & Analysis
This lesson offers a plot summary and analysis of major themes in Octavia Butler's short story, 'Bloodchild.' This lesson also connects the story's themes to larger concerns in Butler's fiction.
11. Edward O Wilson: Biography & Books
How do you feel about bugs and other creepy crawly critters? If you're like Edward O. Wilson, then you love them! This lesson explores the life and works of Edward O. Wilson, a world-renowned entomologist who pioneered studies on social animals.
12. Ethan Frome: Symbols & Analysis
In this lesson, we'll analyze the symbols used by Edith Wharton in her classic novel 'Ethan Frome,' talk about how these symbols help to reveal the emotional states of the novel's major characters, and then test our knowledge with a quiz.
13. Hilda Doolittle: Biography & Poems
This lesson will explore the life and poetry of Hilda Doolittle. We'll also consider the context and themes of her work in order to better appreciate her poetry.
14. Joanna Cole: Biography, Books & Poems
Joanna Cole is the author of popular 'The Magic School Bus' series and numerous other children's books and literature. Learn more about Joanna Cole and her works, and test your understanding through a quiz.
15. Louis Untermeyer: Biography & Poems
Louis Untermeyer established himself as a poet whose work is frequently anthologized, bringing poetry to students around the globe. In this lesson we will look at the range of his writing and its impact.
16. Mark Twain's Satire
Mark Twain is perhaps America's best known writer of satire. Twain used his novels, stories, and essays to poke fun at America's failings, sometimes in gentle ways, and other times in dark and pointed ways.
17. Themes in Slaughterhouse Five
This lesson will cover some of the common themes in Kurt Vonnegut's, ''Slaughterhouse Five'' concerning war, the existence of free will, and death. Vonnegut uses some personal experiences and combines them with humor and science fiction to entertain us and provide some powerful messages about society.
18. Summary of Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut's anti-war masterpiece 'Slaughterhouse Five' tells the story of Billy Pilgrim, a man unstuck in time. As a result, the narrative is fragmented and not always reliable. Let's see if we can't untangle it a bit.
19. Slaughterhouse Five Characters
Kurt Vonnegut's novel, ''Slaughterhouse Five'', is the tale of a war veteran who is abducted by aliens and learns that death is not something to fear. This lesson will briefly describe the main characters in the novel and how they affect the plot and themes of the story.
20. Slaughterhouse Five Analysis
Kurt Vonnegut's 'Slaughterhouse-Five' is a kooky, dark exploration of the horrors of war and the nature of space and time. In this lesson, we'll explore some of the themes and ideas behind this anti-war classic.
21. Figurative Language in A Rose for Emily
This lesson focuses on figurative language in William Faulkner's 'A Rose for Emily'. We will quickly review the short story and then examine examples of metaphors, similes, alliteration, and personification.
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- British Plays for 12th Grade: Help and Review
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- American Drama for 12th Grade: Help and Review
- Literary Terms for 12th Grade: Help and Review
- Essay Writing for 12th Grade: Help and Review
- Using Source Materials in English: Help and Review
- Writing Conventions - Usage: Help and Review
- Capitalization & Spelling: Help and Review
- Elements of Grammar: Help and Review
- Usage: Help and Review
- Punctuation in Writing: Help and Review
- Linking Texts and Media for 12th Grade: Help and Review