About English 4:
Literature: The first quarter is designated for fiction, and the class reads Unwind by Sherman ???. The novel is set in the not so distant future and falls under the genre of science fiction and/or a dystopian novel. The second quarter is designated for nonfiction, and the class reads excerpts of different types of philosophies in life.
Vocabulary: The vocabulary in this class is pulled directly from the literature read in class. For example, in the novel Unwind, students are responsible for the definitions of the slang words since this is a futuristic setting, and many of the words used are not from our every day language.
Writing/Grammar/Research: Writing is done throughout the entire year, with most topics relating to the literature. However, in one specific quarter, a special emphasis is placed on research techniques. Grammar will be taught as needed pertaining to the writing and any particular difficulties or problems the students encounter as they write. MLA format will be followed for citations during the entire year.
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