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English IV

English IV Syllabus
First Semester: Focus on British Literature 
Skills: Close Reading
Comprehension and Analysis
Develop Style, Tone, and Voice
Find relevant and specific evidence to support a claim
Embed quotes
Create seamless transitions for cohesion and clarity
Develop a personal narrative 
Acquire vocabulary 
Review and evaluate a variety of stylistic mediums
Write a professional resume 
Develop college essays 

Materials: 
        Selections from The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
        Selections from Hard Times by Dickens
Othello by Shakespeare
Selections from a variety of film adaptations of A Christmas Carol by Dickens
        Power Plus Vocabulary for the New SAT Book 4

Second Semester: Focus on Contemporary Literature
Skills:Close Reading
 Comprehension and Analysis
 Utilize databases for scholarly research 
         Compile valid and relevant evidence through research to defend a thesis
 Synthesize researched information into a cohesive argument
         Utilize MLA format
         Embed quotes
 Create seamless transitions for cohesion and clarity
 Create connections to contemporary culture through non-fiction medium 
         Speak for a variety of purposes 
 Master PowerPoint Presentations
 Acquire vocabulary 
Materials: 
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseini
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Various non-fiction related articles
Power Plus Vocabulary for the New SAT Book 4 

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