English IV Course Offerings

    • English IV CP
    • English IV Honors
    • AP English Literature
    • Speech and Drama II
    • Studio Drama
    • T.V. Production II
    • Film Studies
    • Journalism I
    • Journalism II
    • Yearbook II
    • Science Fiction, Fantasy Literature and Mythology
    • SAT Preparation

    ENGLISH IV COLLEGE PREPARATORY             (9216)                    Grade 12              5 Credits

    Prerequisite:

    • Successful completion of English III

    The senior year is devoted to a study of the origins of the English language and a chrono­logical study of major British writers within the historical, social, and philosophical move­ments of their time. Writing and speaking skills, SAT preparation, college application writing, and study skills for college will be emphasized. All English IV students will be exposed to a core body of knowledge, including grade level vocabulary and written analyses and oral reports for each major literary period in British literature. Core titles in the study of British literature will include the Anglo-Saxon epic poem  Beowulf; major pieces from the Medieval and Renaissance periods studied are “The Canterbury Tales”, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”, Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and selected works from modern literature such as Elie Wiesel’s “Night”. English IV CP students are required to read one (1) assigned book during the summer.


    ENGLISH IV HONORS                                     (9217)                                Grade 12              5 Credits (Honors)

    Prerequisite:

    • Minimum grade of B- in English III Honors or A- in English III CP

    The English IV Honors Program is devoted to a chronological study of world literature with emphasis on the epic literature of various nations and cultures. Core titles include The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Iliad, The Inferno, Perceval, and The Misanthrope. During the 2nd half of the school year, students will read selected works from British literature including works from the Anglo-Saxon Medieval and Renaissance periods.  Students will read Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and selected modern dramas. Students are required to write critical analyses, a literary/historical research paper and college essays. English IV Honors students are required to read two (2) assigned books during the summer.