This course is designed to build upon the concepts and skills acquired in English I. Reading comprehension and responses to culturally significant and diverse fiction and non-fiction literary works will be emphasized. Writing skills will be developed in advanced language and grammatical conventions, style analysis, and research applications. Advanced listening and speaking skills will include tailoring to a particular audience and structuring purpose with logic and persuasion.
This course is designed to build on the concepts and skills of the English I and English II programs. The emphasis in vocabulary and reading comprehension is on word origins, analogies, inference and rhetorical devices. Literary response and analysis looks at American Literature—characteristics of subgenres, style analysis and logical fallacies. Students will use writing, speaking, and listening strategies that evaluate and analyze philosophical arguments and credibility and demonstrate knowledge of rhetorical strategies.
This course is designed to advance and fine-tune skills accumulated in English I, II, and III. Using British Literature and informational material as a foundation for vocabulary, reading comprehension and literary response and analysis, students will discern the meaning of analogies, analyze inferences, critique validity of arguments and conduct in-depth analysis of recurrent themes. Students will write reflective compositions and perfect style analysis techniques as well as deliver multi-media presentations.
English IV - Expository writing for seniors