Welcome to English IV Honors! I am thrilled to have you in my class this year. I commend you for choosing to challenge yourself in this advanced English course and promise to work diligently to prepare you for the challenges you will face later (much sooner than you realize) in your college-level English courses. I am confident that if you strive each day to contribute your best effort and work to create high quality products, you will find success in this course—and beyond. Your senior year will be filled with excitement and memories and laughter and tears…and probably a bit of stress, but we will get through it together. Who’s ready for the challenge? I am. You are. Let’s do this.
Hello future students! I am looking forward to a great year in English IV Honors, and I hope you are, too!
Your first assignment for English IV Honors is SUMMER READING! I know, I know–you don’t think those two words should go together. However, I think you will really like the memoir selections we picked this year. If you need a new copy, the full instructions can be viewed or downloaded below:
We expect you to:
Select one of the three memoirs.
Read and annotate your selected memoir.
Be prepared for future assessments and assignments.
If you want to get ahead, you may begin working on the reading journal, which will be due the second week of school and will count as 50% of your first AA grade.
If you have any questions about this assignment or about what to expect next year, let me know! I am looking forward to meeting you in August.
Throughout this unit, you will read, analyze, and adapt one Shakespearean Comedy. Click HEREfor a digital copy of the instructions.
The five play selections in this unit are:
As You Like It
Merchant of Venice
Much Ado About Nothing
The Taming of the Shrew
I do have a class set of print copies for use during class time, but if you need to access the plays outside of class, they are available from the Folger Shakespeare Library (http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/).