English IV is a continuation of English III and is the final level of comprehensive English. This course is more challenging than English III in terms of learning more vocabulary each week and writing more cohesive essays with research elements. Mrs. Bontrager will ensure that students are well-prepared to perform these essays, but students are expected to handle the larger workload. This course is easily counted as a high school English credit in any state or country but is achievable for diligent 8th grade students as well. Grades 8 through 12
English III OR (1) must be able to write solid paragraphs, (2) be experienced with multi-paragraph papers, (3) be familiar with of parts of speech and phrases, and (4) be familiar with clauses.
Visit www.royalfireworkspress.com to view Michael Clay Thompson’s Magic Lens I; Word Within the Word I; Poetry and Humanity; 4Practice workbook (video about MCT’s books). Novels include Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson, Wild Boy: The Savage of Aveyron by Mary Losure, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, and Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.