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Welcome to English IV Honors!

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.

2018 Syllabus

Schoology App Instructions

Summer Reading 2018

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:

  1. Select one of the three memoirs.
  2. Read and annotate your selected memoir.
  3. 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.

Memoir Project

Memoir Book Club

Memoir Scrapbook Instructions

Memoir Scrapbook Vignette Checklist

Memoir Rubric

Schedule for the Memoir Project (and Choice Memoir):

APA Format & Example Modest Proposal

Click HERE for APA Formatting Guidelines.

Video Tutorial (Google Docs)

Video Tutorial (Microsoft Word)

And here is an example “Modest Proposal”:

Intro to Romanticism

If you missed Friday’s class, here is the video we watched:

And because I know you really want to, here are the other two videos that we didn’t have time to watch in class:

If you missed Monday’s class, here is a copy of the Google Slides that I used for the lecture.

Shakespearean Comedy Project

Throughout this unit, you will read, analyze, and adapt one Shakespearean Comedy. Click HERE for 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
  • Twelfth Night

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/).

Be sure to ANALYZE your comedy with your group.



Script Adaptation Example (Remember that you are not adapting one scene–you are adapting the primary plot as a One Act Play)

Intro to Comedy

In case you missed it, or if you would just like to review some of the terms we learned in class, here is the PowerPoint from class on Friday introducing you to COMEDY.

Click HERE for the notes page.


If you will be absent on Monday and Tuesday of next week, we will be watching The Importance of Being Earnest and completing this Film Analysis.

King Lear Timed Writing

The timed writing will be on MONDAY. Be sure to have your pre-writing completed when you walk in the door. You may only use the prompt page while you write your essay in class.


King Lear Extra Credit

It’s a once-in-a-year opportunity for EXTRA CREDIT! Check it out:

Be on the lookout for my Remind text with a link to watch the pilot episode of Empire.

King Lear

Read the Folger Library edition of King Lear for free ONLINE.

All future assignments for King Lear will be linked here:

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