Students will learn how to write various five paragraph essays including narrative, persuasive, expository and descriptive. Students will learn how to organize and communicate ideas concisely and coherently using topic sentences, supporting details, and transitional devices. Students will also analyze four literary works including science fiction, short stories, adventure and a Shakespearean play. Students will complete papers/projects based on the readings.
Books:
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells-Dover Thrift Editions
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen – Simon and Schuster
Edgar Allan Poe: A Collection of Stories by Edgar Allan Poe-Doherty – Tom Associates
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare – Simon and Schuster

Students in this concentrated course will complete a research paper using the MLA (Modern Language Association) format. This will include choosing a topic, forming a thesis statement, researching the topic, creating an outline, and writing a research paper using in-text citation with a Works Cited page. Students will also read and analyze three literary works covering various genres including English and American literature. Students will complete papers/projects based on these novels.
Textbook: Practice In Style: Activities for Writing the Short Term Paper - (0789166666).
Books:
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton – Signet Classic
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway - Simon-Schuster
The Scarlett Pimpernel by B. Orczy – Signet Classic


This course focuses on literature and composition. Students will analyze four literary works including an epic, an American play and European works. Students will learn about various types of composition including narrative and descriptive essays, and practical writing like resume and cover letter preparation.
Books:
The Odyssey by Homer - Penguin Classic
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – McGraw-Hill
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts by Thornton Wilder - Harper-Collins
Great Expectations by Charles **ens – Dover Publications


In addition to the description for English IV, this Honors course will focus on preparing written literary analyses of the literature covered. By the end of the course students will be able to perform a literary analysis independently. Finished assignments are expected to be in a standard format and free of most grammar and spelling errors in an effort to prepare students for college.
Books:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas –Random House
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts by Thornton Wilder - Harper-Collins
Great Expectations by Charles **ens – Dover Publications


In addition to the description for English IV, this Honors course will focus on preparing written literary analyses of the literature covered. By the end of the course students will be able to perform a literary analysis independently. Finished assignments are expected to be in a standard format and free of most grammar and spelling errors in an effort to prepare students for college.
Books:
The Odyssey by Homer - Penguin Classic
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas –Random House
Our Town: A Play in Three Acts by Thornton Wilder - Harper-Collins
Great Expectations by Charles **ens – Dover Publications