Prerequisites: English III
English IV is a one-semester course designed to engage students in the processes of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in order to help them develop specific skills in preparation for college and careers, as well as to help them see these processes as lifelong, relevant, and enjoyable. Students will be asked to think critically about fiction and non-fiction literature, write creatively and analytically, express themselves through digital media, identify strategies of rhetoric and logical fallacies, and investigate and report on a controversial issue related to their top career choice. Throughout their studies, students will engage in college-preparatory research and use MLA format to present information and arguments. Vocabulary and grammar concepts are incorporated throughout the semester.