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


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