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English IV

Welcome to English IV! This course is a final stepping-stone in your high school career, and it will help to prepare you for what's next in your future.  This course will center primarily on an analysis of British literature, from the Anglo-Saxons through the 20th century. In addition to literature, the course will focus on informational texts, writing, research skills, oral presentations, logic, and language. The final exam is a Tangible Object PowerPoint Presentation worth 15% of your overall grade.


Supplies Needed:
2 inch- 3 ring notebook
#2 Pencils
notebook paper
laptop AND charger
Important Websites:
Semester Outlook:
The Anglo-Saxons (449-1066) Beowulf
The Middle Ages (1066-1485) The Canterbury Tales
The Renaissance (1485-1660) Macbeth
The Restoration & the 18th Century (1600-1800) A Modest Proposal & The Rape of the Lock, satire
The Romantic Period (1798-1832) poetry-- Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley
Grammar Outlook (Last Page in Syllabus):
All grammar assignments are available on Noredink.com

DUE August 31- Parts of an essay & Commonly Confused Words, 20 topics, 165-395 minutes

DUE September 30- Evidence, citations, plagiarism & Parts of Speech, 9 topics, 70-165 minutes

Mid-Year Assessment Covers content from August through September milestones, 40 questions

DUE October 31- Clarity and style, 13 topics, 75-160 minutes

DUE November 30- Capitalization and punctuation, 28 topics, 140-280 minutes

End of Year Assessment Covers content from October through November milestones, 40 questions

Common Lit Readings for Canvas Discussions:
The Legend of Oedipus
The Kohlberg Dilemmas
The Masque of the Red Death
Federigo's Falcon from The Decameron
The Open Window
Here we aren't so quickly
Excerpt from the Prince
The War Works Hard
The Yellow Wallpaper
The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan Scandal
Morality as Anti-Nature
Cask of Amontillado
Wealthy Teen Nearly Experiences Consequences
The Echoing Green
Identity by Julio Naboa Polanco
Birches by Robert Frost
Chicago by Carl Sandburg
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Supplemental Resources:
Supplemental Videos
Clips from Beowulf movie
Clips from Macbeth movie
Clips from the Knight's Tale movie