• School Closings/Delays:

    Due to inclement weather, there will be no in-person learning for Somerset Independent Schools on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  This is NTI day number three and students will need to complete NTI lesson #3 for each class.  If students or parents have specific questions about a lesson, please email the teacher.

    After school childcare will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    Staff will work from home.

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Curriculum/Pacing Guide

2018-2019                               Curriculum Map/Pacing Guide                      English IV

Ongoing Assignments and Skills:

Development/Enhancement of reading skills

Learning and usage of Literary Terms and Devices

Writing Notebook/Dialectical Journal

Annotation of Texts

ACT-Style Multiple Choice Questions

Grammar and Sentence Composition

Larger student-centered projects and writings

Utilization of Laying the Foundation materials

 

Unit One College Essay Writing.

Unit Schedule:

Write College entrance essays

Practice Resumes

College Applications

W.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

 

Unit Two Heroes

Unit Schedule

Read Beowulf

Read Non-fiction pieces

Write Character Analysis

Standards:

RL.1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matter uncertain.

Rl. 3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (where a story is et, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed.)

W.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

VOCABULARY:

  • Resolute                        reprisal             exorcise                                   vehemently  
  • scabbard                        porter               infallible                                  hilt  
  • mica                               furled               Barrow                                     epic   
  • Lavish                            hale                  epic similes                              lavish 
  • hale                                Invocation       assail                                        foiled
  • Extolled                          thanes              stock epithets                           hall
  • Austere                           Flashbacks       Reparation                               Decreed
  • Scourge                          Solace              Contortion                               Fawning  
  • Prow                               Squall              Groveling                                 Mail Shirt 
  • Shamash                        Gallant             Shrouds                                    Phosphorescent
  • Vexed                              Foil

 

Unit Three: Arthurian Legend   

Unit Schedule

Read “Arthur Becomes King of Britain”

Watch clips from “the Sword and the Stone”

Read “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”

Read “Le Morte De Arthur”

Write a Legend

Standards

RL.3  Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama

RL.7  Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the source text

W.3   Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences, effective technique, well-chose, details, and well-structured event sequences.

W.4  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.

W.5  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience

Vocabulary:

  • Romance                     Resolution       Foreshadowing                Plot
  • Irony                            Conflict            Inference                          Character
  • Symbol                        Dialect             Theme                              Point of View
  • Climax                         Resolution/Denouement                           Exposition
  • Archetype                    Flashback        Legend

Unit Four: Canterbury Tales

Unit Schedule:

Read The Canterbury Tales

Read Non-fiction pieces

Watch A Nights Tale

Write your ow Tale

 

Standards

 RL.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account. Provide an objective summary of the text

W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. 

W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

Vocabulary:

  • Agility              Eminent           Accrue Arbitrate
  • Benign             Guile                Obstinate
  • Frugal              Duress

 

Unit 5: Macbeth

 

Unit Schedule:

 Read Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Read Nonfiction Articles

Write Character Analysis Essay

Watch Macbeth Movie

 

Standards:

 

 RL.2 Ddetermine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account. Provide an objective summary of the text

 

RL.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama

RL.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the source text

W.3   Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences, effective technique, well-chose, details, and well-structured event sequences.

W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.

W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience

 

Vocabulary:

  • Thane              Monologue      Soliloquy
  • Acts                 Drama

*More to be determined

 

Unit Six:  Novel Study

 

*Novel to be determined at later date based on interest, ability and needs of students

 

 

 

Unit Seven:  Literature Circles

 

Students will work in collaborative units to read and analyze the young adult novel of their choice and to produce projects to demonstrate understanding.

 

In this unit all standards are incorporated

 

 

**** Grammar and language standards will be incorporated into each unit based on needs of students

 

 

******* Speaking and Listening opportunities will be incorporated into each unit.