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In English 4, students explore history's impact on modern texts. By focusing on elements like universal theme, author's purpose and perspective, and historic influence, students are able to see literary works as a whole and understand the deeper experiences that surround these texts. With a strong focus on writing, speaking, and presenting, students engage with their audience and explore elements of English that are highly applicable to both college and the workforce.

Segment One

Module 01 - Back to Basics

  • Back to Basics Introduction
  • Structurally Sound
  • Get My Point
  • Put It in Context
  • Purposeful Writing
  • Figuring Out Figurative Language
  • Evaluating Writing
  • Evaluating Digital Presentations
  • Making Improvements
  • Back to Basics Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Honors Authentic Presentations

Module 02 - Learn from a Classic

  • Learn from a Classic Introduction
  • Literature 101
  • I Like Your Style
  • Message Received
  • Fictional Figures
  • Techniques for Storytelling
  • Learn from a Classic Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Honors Character Perspective

Module 03 - Tell a Tall Tale

  • Tell a Tall Tale Introduction
  • Plotting Out a Narrative
  • Get the Story Rolling
  • Tell a Tall Tale Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Crafting a Narrative
  • Put Your Best Foot Forward
  • Evaluate a Narrative
  • Comparative Presentation
  • Honors Historic Influence
  • Segment One Exam

Segment Two

Module 04 - Poetry in Motion

  • Poetry in Motion Introduction
  • Poetry 101
  • Colonial and Early National Poetry
  • Romantic Poetry
  • Modernist Poetry
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Poetry in Motion Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Honors In Your Time

Module 05 - Advancing an Argument

  • Advancing an Argument Introduction
  • Rooted in Facts
  • Set Up for Success
  • Your Words Matter
  • Advancing an Argument Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Presenting Your Point
  • Honors Flip the Script

Module 06 - Passionate Persuasion

  • Passionate Persuasion Introduction
  • Oration and Persuasion
  • Rhetoric Rev Up
  • Conflicting Perspectives
  • Passionate Persuasion Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Watching a Master
  • Honors Daily Persuasion
  • Segment Two Exam