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High School English IV for Credit Recovery

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English 4 Credit Recovery covers reading literature, reading informational text, applying language skills, writing (informational, narrative, and argument), researching and presenting strategies, and speaking and listening skills. Students will be exposed to literature on a deeper level, spending more time with one text and writing to that text.

Segment One

Module 1 - Heroes and Monsters in Macbeth

  • Reading Strategies
  • Characterization
  • Plot Development and Conflict
  • Theme
  • Sentence Structure
  • Word Choice
  • Narrative Writing Techniques

Module 2 - Writing Style and Word Choice

  • Sentence Fluency
  • Grammar, Punctuation, and Use of Clauses
  • Reading Strategies, including Supreme Court Cases and Foundational Documents
  • Research and Vetting of Sources
  • Informational Article Outline
  • Informational Writing Structure: Big Ideas to Supporting Details
  • In-text Citations
  • Thesis Statement
  • Informational Writing Techniques

Segment Two

 Module 3 - Experiencing and Analyzing Poetry

  • Poetic Forms and Devices, Including Figurative Language and Figures of Speech
  • Writing Poetry
  • Reading and Analyzing Informational Text
  • Identifying and Understanding Different Perspectives
  • Summarizing 

Module 4 - Argument Analysis

  • Claim, Counterclaim, Rebuttal
  • Writing to an Audience
  • Rhetorical Appeals— Logos, Pathos, Ethos
  • Context Clues
  • Tone
  • Research Skills
  • Visual Argumentation
  • Gathering Supporting Evidence
  • Argument Outline
  • Argumentation Writing Techniques