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English 4

12 months ago

By Laura Nelson

Link to Assignments:

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English IV Syllabus

2019-2020 School Year

Semester 1 & 2

Mrs. Nelson: lnelson@ramonausd.net

To get to my teacher folder for detailed assignments, go to ramonausd.net website, click on high schools, Mountain Valley, then click on teachers and Laura Nelson.  Find your titled folder English IV.  All assignments and handouts are in there.

TEXTBOOK: My Perspectives-All Standards for 12th grade English are covered in this English Class. Please see pages xxii-xxxi in your English Language Arts book to review standards for your grade level. Your textbook is a consumable, meaning that you may write in it.  Please keep all pages in the workbook. I will spot check them each week to see that you are on task which means you need to bring Volume I with you to class first semester and Volume II with you second semester.

Novel: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly and 1984

Plays: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Macbeth by Shakespeare.

First Semester Volume I

Unit I: Forging a Hero: Warriors and Leaders pgs. 2-111

August-September

What makes a hero?

-Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about heroism.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and thematic vocabulary.

-Write an argument that has a clear structure and that draws evidence from texts and background knowledge to support a claim.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Correctly use syntactical devices to elaborate text and add variety and interest to writing and presentations.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

-After High School Module 

Unit II: Reflecting on Society: Argument, Satire and Reform pgs. 112-235

September-October
How do people come to have different views of society?

-Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about social reform.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and concept vocabulary.

-Write an explanatory essay that contains a clear thesis statement and is developed using facts and details from texts and original research.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Maintain a formal style, including conventions of hyphenation in formal writing.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

 

Read The Importance of Being Earnest

 

 

Unit III: Facing the Future, Confronting the Past: Shakespeare Extended Study pgs. 236-411

November-December

How do our attitudes toward the past and future shape our actions?

-Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about attitudes toward time.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and concept vocabulary.

-Write a response to literature in which you effectively incorporate the key elements of an argument.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Maintain a formal style and use transition words and varied syntax to connect parts of a text.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information. 

-Read Macbeth pgs 258-359

Semester I Final Exam: December 20th

Second Semester Volume II

Unit IV: Seeing Things New: Visionaries and Skeptics pgs. 413-537 

January-February

Why are both vision and disillusion necessary?

 

- Read a variety of texts to gain the knowledge and insight needed to write about changing perspectives.

-Expand knowledge and use of academic and concept vocabulary.

-Write a reflective narrative in which you effectively incorporate the key elements of a narrative.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore topic and clarify meaning.

-Vary sentence types and structures to add interest to your writing and presentations.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

-Career Exploration Project Due January 13th

Unit V: Discovering the Self: Individual, Nature and Society pgs. 538-675

March-April

How do we define ourselves?

 

-Evaluate written personal narratives by analyzing how authors introduce and develop central ideas or themes.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and thematic vocabulary.

-Write and present a personal narrative in which you effectively develop experiences or events using well-chosen details and well-structured sequences.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Correctly use serial commas to clarify meaning and dashes to add drama and emphasis in sentences.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

-Read Frankenstein

Unit VI: Finding a Home: Nation, Exile and Dominion pgs.676-795

May-June

What does it mean to call a place home?

-Evaluate written informative texts by analyzing how authors introduce and develop central ideas.

-Expand your knowledge and use of academic and concept vocabulary.

-Write an informative essay in which you effectively convey complex ideas, concepts, and information.

-Conduct research projects of various lengths to explore a topic and clarify meaning.

-Correctly use appropriate and varied transitions to vary sentence structure and connect related ideas.

-Collaborate with your team to build on the ideas of others, develop consensus, and communicate.

-Integrate audio, visuals, and text to present information.

-“Home is where the heart is project”

-Read 1984

Semester 2 Final Exam: May 26th